Carson Hocevar Wins Richmond; Corey Heim Crowned Regular Season Champion

Carson Hocevar Wins Richmond; Corey Heim Crowned Regular Season Champion

by July 30, 2023 1 comment

RICHMOND, Va. – Carson Hocevar won the Worldwide Express 250 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday, and Corey Heim was crowned the regular season champion for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. 

Hocevar, driver of the No. 42 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, collected his third NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win with a late pass on Ty Majeski who had dominated most of the race until a pit road speeding penalty forced him to restart in the rear. Hocevar has now visited Victory Lane on three occasions this season, making him the winningest driver for the series in the regular season. So far this season, Hocevar has eight top-10 finishes and heads into the NASCAR Playoffs third in points behind Majeski and Heim. 

“It’s so special to be able to win the Worldwide Express 250 in the Worldwide Express Chevrolet,” said Hocevar. “Their support means so much to me and to Niece Motorsports. To be able to celebrate with them and their carrier partners in Victory Lane is so special.”

Heim, who finished sixth on Saturday, was named the series’ regular series champion. The TRICON Garage driver claimed his first victory in the series earlier this year at a rain-shortened race at Martinsville Speedway, followed by a second win from the pole at Mid Ohio. Along with his two wins, Heim has collected seven top-5 and 13 top-10 finishes out of the 15 regular season races, with an average finish of seventh.

“It really means a lot,” Heim said. “With TRICON Garage and Toyota Racing, we’ve come such a long way from the beginning of the year. I really felt like we had a lot of progress to make in the first four or five weeks and we’ve really been improving ever since.”

Ty Majeski finished second after winning Stages 1 and 2, followed by Zane Smith, Jake Garcia, Matt Mills and Heim. Matt Crafton finished seventh, followed by Nicholas Sanchez, Grant Enfinger and William Sawalich.

There were only four cautions for 27 laps, and the two cautions for accidents were single-truck spins.

The next NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event will be the TSport 200 on September 11 at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Indianapolis. Live coverage will broadcast on FS1 9 p.m. ET.

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