MADISON, IL – JUNE 4: Daniel Suarez, driver of the 99th Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Chevrolet, looks during qualifying for the NASCAR Enjoy Illinois 300 Cup Series at WWT Raceway on June 4, 2022 in Madison, Illinois. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images
As Carson Hocivar continues to recover from injuries sustained during the last lap accident in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at the World Tech Raceway on June 4, Daniel Suarez, the 99th Chevrolet NASCAR Cup Series driver, has been assigned to be in Standby in case of a driver change during Saturday’s DoorDash 250 at Sonoma Raceway.
The 42nd Chevrolet Silverado from Niece Motorsports will debut its Worldwide Express paint scheme as Hocevar and Suárez represent the Dallas logistics provider for Niece and Trackhouse, respectively.
“We are fortunate to have a dedicated sports partner at Worldwide Express, who, along with Ross Chastain, have further strengthened our relationship with Trackhouse Racing to give us an opportunity to continue competing this weekend with Daniel behind the wheel if Niece Motorsports General Manager Cody Efaw said “The situation calls for it.” “We appreciate Daniel’s efforts and Worldwide Express’s commitment to making this weekend possible. We are proud of all that Carson and Team 42 have accomplished and look forward to watching them battle for the championship this year.”
“First off, we admire Carson and what he has done during this season,” said Trackhouse owner and founder Justin Marks. “We also recognize the importance of Niece Motorsports to Ross Chastain and the relationship they have built over the years. Add the commonality of a sponsor like Worldwide Express, committed to both Niece and Trackhouse, and we were very happy to help out this weekend in Sonoma. If needed, Daniel will do the work Fantastic at representing Trackhouse, Niece, WWEX and Chevrolet as Carson recovers and prepares for the Championship later in the season.”
Hocevar, who is in his second full-time NCWTS season, enters race 12 of season eight in the drivers’ points and ninth in the owner’s points standings. The 19-year-old has three top-five and five top-10 spots this season and led 143 laps – to finish fourth in the Truck Series.
“I’m feeling better every day and I look forward to being behind the wheel of my #42 Worldwide Express Chevrolet this weekend,” Hocevar said. “I am grateful for Daniel’s willingness to step up this weekend for our 42nd Team. None of this is possible without the great partnership that Niece Motorsports has forged with Worldwide Express and Trackhouse Racing.”
“I am delighted to be helping Carson and the 42nd Niece Motorsports team this weekend,” said Suarez. “Hopefully Carson is on his way back feeling 100 per cent. I hope he can come out and put in a good show for the Worldwide Express. If they need me in a break, I’ll do my best to give them a good finishing touch.”
Suarez has competed in 28 Truck Series races in his career and won at Phoenix Raceway in 2016, finishing 10 in the top five and 16 in the top 10. His last race was at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway in 2021 when he finished 17th on dirt.
This Saturday, the DoorDash 250 will be broadcast live on FS1 and Motor Racing Network (MRN) on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90 at 7:30 PM ET.
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