(1-27-16)  Jesse Little to run in two NASCAR series in 2016

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Congrats to Jesse for his 2nd place finish at Dover in the K&N season finale  on September 30th, 2016!
  View our 2016 Year in review pictures!

Race Reports from 2017 will be posted here!
The first K&N race for 2017 will be Bristol on 4/22/17
The first Camping World Truck race will be Dover on 6/28/17

BRISTOL RACE -  4/22/17
NASCAR K&N Pro Series - this race will air taped delayed on Thursday, April 27th at 11:00 pm
VIEW VIDEO - Jesse's POLE AWARD from Bristol 2015

Jesse Little Ready for 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Debut

SHERRILLS FORD, NC (April 17, 2017) - Jesse Little, a two-time winner on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, gets his 2017 season started on April 22 with the running of the Zombie Auto 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Little will carry primary sponsorship from longtime partner NASCAR Technical Institute, a brand of the Universal Technical Institute.

"We're excited to have NASCAR Technical Institute onboard again this year with our NASCAR K&N Pro Series team. The students do a great job in their engine department and in turn that's given us pole awards and race wins during my career. We can't wait to get to Bristol and show the NTI horsepower in our Toyota Camry," Little said. 

UTI's Vice-President of NASCAR, John Dodson, is equally excited about the continued partnership with JJL Motorsports.  " Everyone at Universal Technical Institute & NASCAR Tech is excited about another season with Jesse. He's a wonderful talent and an example for other drivers to follow both on and off the track. Jesse has a great connection with our students and he exemplifies the professional aspects that we teach here every day at NASCAR Tech. UTI and our students are proud to be associated with Jesse and his team. Our student built NASCAR Spec Engines have powered Jesse to victory in the past and we are certain that we will all celebrate victory with Jesse again in 2017 ."   In addition to UTI and the NASCAR Technical Institute's continued partnership with JJL Motorsports, PFC Brakes and Racing Electronics have rejoined the team as associate sponsors.

A 2015 Coors Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award winner at Bristol, Little is no stranger to going fast, handling the high banks and action-packed 125-lap shootout a NKNPS race can be at the famed half-mile.   "Bristol is one of the great race tracks in all of motorsports and requires plenty of focus each lap. To be successful in the past our team has been quick right off the trailer, used that speed to gain a solid starting position and from there worked hard to get the best finishes possible," Little said.

In his last three Bristol starts Little has posted two top-5 starting positions including the pole award two years ago. Little also netted two top-15 finishes in his three most recent runs on the high-banked Tennessee track. With solid efforts to draw from Little again sees an opportunity to take his No. 97 NASCAR Technical Institute Toyota to the front of the pack.

"Our focus will be to get this Toyota to the front as soon as possible. Being upfront is key to earning a top finishing position at Bristol and should we nab the pole that would be an even better start to our night as everyone will be chasing us to get to the top of the leaderboard. It's one thing at a time; get a good run in practice to give us good notes for a qualifying set-up, go out and earn a solid starting position then go racing up on the wheel for 125 laps."

Bristol marks the first race in 2017 for JJL Motorsports with Little and the team is also planning runs in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series beginning with Dover on June 2 and Iowa on June 22.

News and phones from the weekend's race will be available on Little's Twitter account @jesselittle97 and on his Facebook Page, Jesse Little Racing.

Highlights from 2016:
2016 K&N Pro Series recap: 
In 2016, Jesse competed in 4 K&N Races, with impressive finishes in all four races.   Jesse finished 2nd at Dover, 3rd at Mobile, 7th at Iowa and 17th at Loudon.

2016 Camping World Truck Series recap: 
Jesse competed in 4 Camping World Truck Series races in his family owned truck.   Being on a limited budget, Jesse was incredibly appreciative for the opportunity to align with ThorSport for technical assistance, which allowed Jesse to gain experience and be more competitive on the track.  In all 4 starts in 2016, Jesse was able to finish in the top-20 with his best performance at Bristol posting a 17th place finish after an impressive 11th place qualifying effort.   Jesse is also very appreciative of the support from The Carolina Nut Co. and NASCAR Technical Institute who were the primary sponsors for 2016!!

About The Carolina Nut Co. - For more than 60 years The Carolina Nut Co. has used unique handcrafted family recipes to create gourmet nut flavors for every nut lover. Located in Henderson, N.C., The Carolina Nut Co. is a family-owned company that is spreading its delicious nut creations throughout the nation. Find out more about The Carolina Nut Co. at

In 2016, we had some fun Facebook "Nut" contests as well as passed out several cans of Nuts to fans at the Bristol race
view pictures of fans with their Carolina Nuts at Bristol!!
view VIDEO of our "Lets go Nuts" contest winners for Homested!!

About NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI) and Universal Technical Institute (UTI):  Through a campus-based school system, UTI offers specialized technical education programs to learn everything you need to know to work on a wide variety of vehicle specific courses.  "Being around NASCAR my entire life, I've been fortunate to know how the NTI program works and how it makes a difference for its students" said Jesse.    To learn more about NASCAR Technical Institute, please visit  www.uti,edu.


  Click here to view Race Reports from 2016 and 2015!