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    In 2018, Jesse will race a limited number of  Camping World Truck Races
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Next Race - Las Vegas Motor Speedway 9/14/18


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2018 RACE REPORTS! 
Bristol Race (Truck and Cup series)
Thur-Aug 16th, 2018 - Truck Series, Race will air on Fox (network) at 8:00pm
Sat - Aug, 18th, Race will air on NBC Sport Network at 7:30pm
Bristol Truck Race:  Start P9,   Finish P26 (accident)
Bristol Cup Race:  Start P33,  Finish P35 (accident)

That's Racing!  Jesse's Post Race Quotes:  “Bristol was frustrating and bitter sweet.  Involved in wrecks early in both the Truck and Cup races.  Hate it for the team and sponsors as we had bad fast Ford Performance Truck very capable of the Win and everyone knew it.  Its races like this that make working even harder to get to the next race that much more important.   Can't thank Gaunt Brothers enough for this one-race opportunity as they most definitely gave me all the tools for a great finish.  Hope to get another chance in a Cup car to prove myself"

Bristol Videos:
Driver Introductions for Cup
Truck race - damage to left front
Cup Race - wreck involving 13 cars

Bristol Pictures:
Truck Pictures 


Pre-Race Press Releases and Quotes:
Little to Run both Cup and Truck race at Bristol.  Pre-Race Press Release (8-13-18): In addition to running the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race for JJL Motorsports on Thursday night, Jesse will also get behind the wheel for a one-race opportunity for Gaunt Brothers Racing. The third-generation driver has had an exceptional season in the Truck Series driving for his family-owned JJL Motorsports team. In five starts this year, Little has maneuvered four top-10 finishes including a career-best sixth place result at Iowa Speedway last month. Most recently, Little finished seventh at Gateway (Ill.) Motorsports Park. 
Jesse's Quotes: “I can’t begin to describe to emotion of racing a Truck and a Cup car at Bristol on the same weekend,” said Little. “This is a huge opportunity for me and I want to thank Marty Gaunt (Cup team owner) and Jason Little (Truck team owner) for giving me the tools to race double duty at one of my favorite race tracks.  I really think we’re going to have a truck capable of a top-five finish on Thursday night.  My Truck crew chief Matt Noyce and the guys on our JJL Motorsports team have been working hard to make sure we can go there this week and be very competitive and keep building our “little team” in the right direction.  When it comes to the Cup race on Saturday night, I just want to get more experience in a Cup car, be respectful and bring Marty and the team a solid finish they can be satisfied with. It’s going to be a long race. The longest race of my career – but I feel like if I can remain patient and stay out of trouble, hopefully we can leave Bristol with a top-25 finish and call it a successful weekend.”  Little said.   Read entire Pre-Race Press Release...

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Kentucky Race, July 14th, 2018
Cup Series Debut with Premium Motorsports

NEWS! Press Release (7/10/18): Jesse will race his first Cup race at Kentucky this Sat night on 7/14/18 for Premium Motorsports! Read Pre-Race Press Report 
Jesse's Post Race Quotes:  "I had no expectations for Saturday night’s race other than to take the green flag and see the checkered flag.  For my first cup race, all my goals and expectations we’re reached. I wanted to go there and simply finish the race and learn as much as I could. I wanted to run my own race and earn respect from the top drivers. I hate that penalties and mistakes on pit road put us so many laps down as I feel a top 30 place finish wasn’t unrealistic. I can’t thank Jay Robinson enough for the opportunity to gain valuable experience behind the wheel and I can't wait to get back into a cup car again"

Radio Interview:  Jesse discusses and reviews his First Cup Race with Frontstrecth.com    Listen to radio Podcast here  

Gateway Race, June 23rd, 2018
race will air live 6/23/18, FS1 at 8:30pm EF, Camping World Truck Series 

 
Gateway Motorsports Park:  Start P9, Finish P7

Jesse delivers another solid performance with a 7th place finish at Gateway  For the fourth time in 2018, JJL Motorsports driver Jesse Little produced a top-10 finish in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition hustling to a hard fought seventh-place performance in Saturday night’s race at Gateway.  On the heels of a career-best sixth place run the weekend prior at Iowa Speedway, Little and his Matt Noyce-led team had high hopes for Gateway.  From practice to qualifying, Little showed his family-owned team would be a contender for the 160-lap race.

Race Re-cap: After recording his second top-10 qualifying effort of the year, Little maintained his presence inside the top-10 throughout the first stage.  When pit road opened at the end of Stage 1, Noyce decided to use strategy for track position – putting two right side tires. On the Lap 42 restart, Little blasted his Ford to fourth. Battling a tight-handling truck in aero-traffic, Little slipped three positions by the end of Stage 2 to seventh.  Still combating the tightness of his truck, Little persevered throughout Stage 3, including dodging several late-race incidents and fending off several laps of intense three-wide battles on restarts to find himself chasing down a top-five finish with 20 laps to go. A late race caution for debris stacked the field again however, giving Little having another opportunity to gain track position on the restart. However, with the checkered flag near, the intensity also intensified. On the restart, Little found himself in a nest of trucks and jockeying for a spot in the top-five. During the shuffling, Little made contact with the No. 16 of Moffitt entering Turn 1. Having to get out of the throttle, Little’s momentum was lost.  Sliding back to seventh for the checkered flag.  Additionally, the team’s performance Saturday night delivered the fourth top-10 finish for the 21-year-old phenom in the last five races.  Read entire Race Re-Cap and Press Release.....

Jesse's post-race Quotes:  All in all, it was a decent night.  We had some good tire strategy and great pit stops.  I  appreciate Jim Grindstaff and the Rustic Rub Co. jumping on board for this race. It means a lot. Fourth top-10 out of five races is good for our little team.  We will take it and go and work on it a lot. Our goal each race is being competitive and think we are making great progress.  Our time is coming"

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 Pre-Race Notes and Press Release for Gateway: 
On the heels of their impressive sixth-place outing last weekend at Iowa Speedway, JJL Motorsports and driver Jesse Little look to duplicate or better their performance at Gateway (Ill.) Motorsports Park.  Jesse's Quote.   While the team would be satisfied with their fourth top-10 performance of the year, Little, a Sherrills Ford, N.C.-native hopes the opportunity could easily present itself for his JJL Motorsports team to pull off an upset win on Saturday night.  Of course, the NASCAR Next alumnus and his Matt Noyce-led team also know that luck, a good handling race truck and perfection behind the wheel must fuse together to provide that priceless moment.   Jesse's pre-race Quotes for Gateway:  "We showed great resilience in our team last weekend at Iowa and that is something I think we can build on this weekend at Gateway. There aren’t words to describe what a win would mean to this team,” Little mentioned. “I think we’re making great strides with our team and doing big things with not a lot to work with. Our effort though is in our results. Our team is spending the week in the Midwest working on the truck – going through it piece by piece, part by part to make sure everything’s in place to make our Gateway debut a memorable one"    READ  ENTIRE PRE-RACE PRESS RELEASE.....

 News! Fox Sports pre-race special on Jesse Little
 
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News! Rustic Rub Co to sponsor Jesse for 2 races


Rustic Rub Co.
will sponsor Jesse for the Camping World Truck races at Iowa on June 16th and Gateway on June 23rd, 2018 Read full press Release.....

 Iowa Speedway, June 16th, 2018
Race will air live 6/16/18 at 6:30 ET, FS1, Camping World Truck Series


Iowa Speedway:  Start P13  Finish P6
Jesse Little earns career-best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish at Iowa Speedway

PRESS RELEASE -Race Recap for Iowa:  Saving the best for last. That statement couldn’t be further from the truth on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway as Jesse Little wheeled his No. 97 JJL Motorsports Ford F-150 to a career-best sixth place finish.  The one-day show for Little, Little chimed in 13th quickest overall giving the team family-owned team a solid footing for the approaching 200-lap race. While the team continued to combat the handling of their No. 97 truck during the first two opening stages, the endless efforts from Noyce and  Little behind the wheel paid dividends at the end of Stage 2.   A bolting fast pit stop by Little’s team kept the NASCAR Next alumnus inside the top-10 during Stage 3 and despite battling a lack of grip, Little hovered inside the top-10 fending off the challengers behind him while chasing former series champion Johnny Sauter for fifth. Having to wrestle his truck in the closing laps with no grip, Little made significant gains on his distance from Sauter, but when the checkered flag waved – Little had to settle for sixth, a career-best in the Camping World Truck Series.   

Jesse's Post Race Quotes :  " What a battle. Everyone did their jobs. We stayed out of trouble and our pit stops were incredibly fast. Matt (Noyce, crew chief) did a good job with adjustments to our truck from start to finish.  Moving forward, we will work harder at getting better from the start so weren’t not so far behind and having to play catchup all weekend. I’m really proud of this team and our preparation for  next weekend's race at Gateway starts now"

READ ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE FOR THE IOWA RACE.......



Pre-Race Report for Iowa Speedway:  JJL Motorsports and Jesse Little focused on another strong performance at Iowa Speedway.   NEWTON, Iowa – Excited to return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) scene, JJL Motorsports heads to Iowa Speedway this weekend confident about contending for a win.  Jesse Little will make his fourth start of the season and eyes his third top-10 of the year at Iowa. In the team’s previous race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, Little’s truck jumped out of gear with two laps to go dropping him from inside the top-10 to 16th when the checkered flag waved. 

Throughout his racing career, Iowa Speedway has been good to the NASCAR Next alumnus. He has nine career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) starts at the 0.875-mile oval, which includes a pole and a race win in 2015. Overall, Little has produced three top-five and six top-10 runs since 2012. He also scored his first career top-10 run in a truck last June, finishing ninth.

Jesse's Quotes: “Iowa is just a cool place,” added Little. “It’s a track where you need to have speed and finesse. Drivers in racing will say that they have tracks that fit their driving style and I think it’s fair to say that Iowa is one of those places for me. . We’d like to use the same truck in both races, so we’ll be cautiously aggressive on Saturday night. We know that we have the right ingredients to contend for the win, we just need to connect the dots and see what happens.”   Read entire Press Release for Iowa......

FS1 to Spotlight Jesse in the Pre-Race segment:  To spotlight their incredible success this season, FOX Sports 1 recently visited the team’s shop where analyst Jeff Hammond who served as crew chief for Little’s father, Chad Little during his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign from 1998-2000 talked to Jesse Little, Chad Little and Noyce about their growth and outlook. The behind-the-scenes feature will run prior to the Gateway Motorsports Park race on June 23.   “The feature was pretty cool,” added Jesse Little. “I appreciate everyone working so hard to make it happen and for Jeff and my dad bringing back a lot of cool memories. I think everyone will be intrigued with our story and I can’t wait to see the final product.”


 Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 18th, 2018
Race will air live 5/18/18 at 8:00 ET, FS1, Camping World Truck Series
Charlotte Race:  Start P24 (no qualifying-rain out), Finish P16

Results do not show efforts: It was a hard fought night for Jesse Little and the JJL Motorsports team at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  After a rain-out for qualifying, Jesse started 24th based on points. As soon as the Green Flag dropped, Jesse rocketed through the field, running as high as P2. The team make several adjustments throughout the race and at the end, Jesse was in contention for another Top-10, before a mechanical issue that caused the truck to shift out of gear with two laps to go resulting in a 16th place finish.   Again, Jesse drove a hard race that the finish does not show.  The JJL Motorsports team will keep digging as they are more determined than ever to get that W. The next race will be Sat 7:00pm, June 16th at Iowa Speedway, followed by Gateway Speedway on Sat 8:30pm, June 23rd. Stay tuned for more information on Iowa!

JESSE's QUOTES:  "
I can’t say enough about my crew chief,  Matt Noyce and this JJL Motorsports team.  We had a good truck at Charlotte but it just did not go as planned. Qualifying was rained out, so we started 24th – but we went to the front and just had a mishap there at the end when the truck jumped out of gear.  I'm glad to be upset with running most of the race in the top-10 as it shows how determined we are as a team to get better. I feel confident we will go to Iowa and and be competitive".

 
   
 
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READ PRE-RACE PRESS REPORT FOR CHARLOTTE.....
 

 
Dover Race,  May 4th, 2018
Race will air live on 5/4/18 at 5:00 ET, FS1, Camping World Truck Series
DOVER INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY:  Start P5  Finish P9
 

Dover Post-Race Recap: For the second consecutive race, Jesse Little wheeled his No. 97 JJL Motorsports Ford F-150 into contention for the win. After qualifying fifth, Little and his Matt Noyce led team felt confident in their No. 97 PFC Brakes | Penske Racing Shocks Ford.Throughout the first two stages, Little cleverly raced his family-owned truck inside the top-five claiming fifth in Stage 1 and raced hard inside the final five laps of Stage 2 to again place his No. 97 machine fifth at the conclusion of Stage 2. At the start of stage 3, Little hunted down race leader Johnny Sauter, passing the No. 21 Chevrolet in traffic allowing the Sherrills Ford, N.C. native to lead his first laps in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition.   With 43 to to, Little was in 2nd place  when he made is final pit stop.  Unfortunately, Little's tire was just outside the pit box, which resulted in a one-lap penalty by NASCAR.  The mistake dropped Little from 2nd to 13th for the restart.  Over the remainder of the race, Little maneuver himself back to the lead lap inside the top-10 – but ran out of laps to climb the leaderboard higher.   Little finished ninth, collecting the team’s second consecutive top-10 finish.  
 
Jesse's Quotes:  Truck was fast, top-2 fast.  I was so focused and determined more then ever to get that W.  Unfortunately I made a mistake and am devastated about the penalty on my last pit stop. EVERYONE did a great job and we rebounded for a top-10 finishing P9.  Our finish shows how relentless my team is. I’m glad to be disappointed with a top 10.  I learned a lot and got to lead laps.  Everyone knew that we were there and we'll build on the momentum and be ready to battle at Charlotte Motor Speedway​ in a couple weeks!  I can't thank Matt, my guys, PFC Brakes, Penske Racing Shocks, Ford Performance and all of our other partners for continuing to believe in our little team."


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PRE-RACE REPORT  - Dover International Raceway
JJL Motorsports is gearing up the NASCAR Camping World Truck return at Dover
 
 It’s been nearly two and a half months since JJL Motorsports has hit the track.

However, the wait is nearly over.

After contending for their first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway in February, crew chief Matt Noyce and veteran driver Jesse Little have been diligently working on their family-owned operation preparing for next weekend’s JEGS 200 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

Jesse's Quotes: “Atlanta went incredibly well for us,” recalled Little the son of former NASCAR driver Chad Little. “We went there with a brand-new truck, manufacture and engine package. Our result showed how hard Matt (Noyce) and team worked and how determined we are at JJL to be competitive.” With a career-best eighth place finish at Atlanta, the team’s performance motivated them to go back to their Sherrills Ford, N.C.-shop more determined than ever.  “We’re building JJL for the future,” added Little.  I think we were able to show at Atlanta that despite being an under budget team – our determination and hard work makes up for everything else we’re lacking. “The important thing for us though is to keep showing speed. Matt is a gifted crew chief and my guys that work on these trucks are second to none. We just have to keep digging and hope everything else falls into place."  "I’m absolutely thrilled for our Dover truck to see the track and I'm ready,” sounded Little. “Matt and the guys have built a beautiful truck and cut zero corners.  We have put an immense amount of energy into making it light and aerodynamic. I hope it runs as good as it looks."  “Dover has been circled on my calendar all year. I truly believe we can go there and battle for the win. It’s my favorite track. It’s a brand-new truck. All the pieces seem to be there for a good weekend.”


Atlanta Race, February 24th, 2018
RACE WILL AIR LIVE at 4:30 ET, FS1 - Camping World Truck Series

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY:   Start P12  Finish P8
 


ATLANTA POST-RACE RECAP:  Jesse Little wheels his #97 JJL Motorsports Ford Fusion to a career-best 8th place! All the time and effort that went into this race really showed today. It was nothing short of IMPRESSIVE for the"Little Team that could", Wings over North Georgia Airshow Ford Truck.  Jesse was competitive all race running in the top-5, again showing his talent behind the wheel. With just a few laps left, Jesse was running P4, turning some of the quickest laps on the track, when the caution came out. Jesse was heard on the radio saying “I kinda wanted to see that, I kinda didn’t”.  With a truck capable of the “W”, it was nail biting Green-White-Checkered shoot-out.  Jesse lost momentum in the mangled web of trucks at the restart, but emerged with a career best P8 finish. 
Jesse Little quotes: I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming support today. I wanted to come here to learn and gain respect. Truck was solid all night and fast – thank you Matt Noyce and team. I was patient all race, positioning myself to be upfront at the end. On the last restart, the #13 got loose and I checked up, losing my momentum. All good and I’m happy for Brett. Our team is coming together. Looking forward to Dover and Charlotte next – this was a great start to our 2018 season"  Full Read full press release...

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Pre-Race Press Release for Atlanta Race 2/23/18: JLL Motorsports announced today that they have secured a partnership with the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show for this weekend's race at Atlanta Motor Speeday.  The 130-lap race is the first of eight to 10 Truck Series races for the Sherrills Ford, N.C.-based organization this season. Longtime veteran industry expert Matt Noyce will serve as crew chief for the double-header event this weekend. JJL will also debut their manufacturer switch from Toyota to Ford at Atlanta.   Jesse's quotes: “We’re really excited about Atlanta,” noted Little who holds a career-best Truck Series finish of ninth Iowa Speedway last year. “We’ve made a lot of changes to our team and I think everyone will quickly see the benefits of them, especially our on-track product.  “I’m also very honored to represent the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show. I’m a fan of anything when it comes to speed and aviation is no different. The fitting of this partnership is right, and I hope we can have a strong run on Saturday afternoon to help drive more attention towards their eventRead entire Pre-Race Press Release for Atlanta.....     






 Highlights from 2017:
 

In 2017, Jesse competed in 4 Camping World Truck races.  The long hours and attention to every detail showed in 2017 as the JJL Motorsports ran competitively in the Top-5 in every race.   The 2017 season was nothing short of impressive as Jesse turned the heads of many notables in NASCAR showing his driving talents.  Jesse qualified in the Top-10 in 3 out of the 4 races and finished in the Top-10 in 2 races, with his career best P9 finish at Iowa.

Dover 6/2/17:   Start P5,  Finish P14   Jesse's Quotes:  "It was extremely rewarding to go to Dover and run as strong as we did. All the hard work the team and myself, along with our partners, Gaunt Brothers Racing, Triad Racing Technologies, Toyota Racing, Performance Friction Brakes, JJL Motorsports, put into this race, paid off.  For a low budget team like ourselves, we showed everyone that hard work and dedication means the most!  After starting P5, we ran in the top 5 most of the race but the late race pitstop did not go as planned after coming in P2 for tires.  We lost a lap in the pits, but we still finished a respectable p14.  This finish did not reflect our day and that we had a fast car very capable of the win.  I look forward to our next race where we can showcase our abilities even more"

Iowa 6/23/17:  Start P9, Finish P9   Jesse's Quotes:  "It was great to be confident heading into this race after the strong run at Dover.  We had a great car all night at Iowa.  Although this was my career best finish, the team and myself will continue to strive to get better.  It's great to see the gains we're making in the Truck Series and Iowa gave us another opportunity to show what this team is capable of accomplishing."


Bristol 8/16/17:   Start: P10, Finish P13  Jesse's Quotes:  "It was encouraging to qualify 10th and we ran in the top 15 most of the race.  Struggled with front grip most of the night, but finished in P13, which just shows how close we are to putting a whole race together from here.  For having only one truck and being underfunded, we still have been competitive in all three truck races this year and qualified in the top 10 for each race. We will regroup and go through the truck insuring we will have more speed at the next race. I can't thank everyone enough who has believed in myself and our little team. Finally, I am incredibly appreciative for the help and support from Triad Racing Technologies CNC, Toyota Racing, Gaunt Brothers RAcing, Performance Friction Brakes, JLL Motorsports and the guys at shop who worked those long hours, nights and weekends with me getting this truck ready!"


Phoenix 11/10/17: 
Start P24, Finish P18  Jesse's Quotes:
"Had a great truck tonight. Truck was fast, top five fast. I was patience all race as I worked my way up through the field to P7 with 19 to go. I was in position for a strong finish when the wreck happened.  I am frustrated that our race ended that way.  Tried to back out at the last minute when I realized I was 5 wide but was just too late. I’m fine, little sore. Truck is killed. No quit in me though. Hope to be back next year just as competitive. Love this sport to death and determined to follow my dream"

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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 www.carolinanut.com

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.