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BJ McLeod Motorsports Taps Jesse Little for No. 78 NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry.
23-Year-Old Driver Set to Begin Sophomore NXS Season with New Team: MOORESVILLE, NC (December 8, 2020): BJ McLeod Motorsports (BJMM) announced today that Jesse Little will join the team's driver roster. Little will drive the No.78 Chevrolet Camaro full-time in the upcoming 2021 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) season.
Little, the son of former NASCAR Cup Series driver Chad Little, will embark on his second full-time NXS season starting at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Saturday February13, 2021. The 2015 NASCAR NEXT Alumni driver enters his sixth year competing in one of NASCAR's National Series. Last season as a NXS rookie, the Sherrills Ford N.C. native impressed, scoring 10 top-15 finishes, 2 top-10 finishes and finishing 19th in NXS driver points.
'We're excited to have Jesse join our organization," said BJ McLeod. "He is a great addition to our team as we continue to grow and improve on and off the track. Jessica and I have great people working with us at BJ McLeod Motorsports and Jesse adds to that. He is a team player with support from fantastic partners, we are looking forward to the journey ahead of us.
"BJ & Jessica (McLeod) have placed and amazing opportunity in front of me," said Jesse Little. "The strides that BJ McLeod Motorsports has made since its inception just a few short years ago are incredible. As the motorsports landscape continues to shift, I felt that it was important to align myself with an organization that acknowledges that shift and is working hard to improve all aspects if the organization. The foundation that has been laid by those before me, and those currently here is solid and we're going to build on that foundation in a big way this year. I can't wait to get started."
"I'm really excited and looking forward to working with my existing partners including Shriners Hospitals for Xhildren, Tufco Flooring, Skuttle tight and Visit Kingsport during the 2021 season and bringing them to my new Xfinity program," Jesse continued. I also hope to run a few Cup series races in 2021 with Live Fast Racing and BJ McLeod if I'm able to pull together additional partnerships."
BJ McLeod Motorsports will once again field three full-time NXS entries in 2021. In addition, BJ and Jessica (McLeod) have partnered with Matt Tifft to form Live Fast Motorsports(LFM), operating under the charter that Tifft and McLeod obtained alongside Joe Falk. LFM will field the No. 78 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021 with strategic partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing.
The 33-race NASCAR XFINITY Series season will begin at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. on Saturday February 13, 2021.
Sponsorship for the No.78 Chevrolet Camaro will be announced at a later date.
About BJ McLeod Motorsports: BJ McLeod Motorsports, Inc. is owned by current NASCAR Cup driver BJ McLeod and his wife Jessica. To learn more about BJ McLeod Motorsports, visit www.bjmcleodmotorsports.com.
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Please follow this link to make a donation to the Shriners Hospitals for Children on behalf of Jesse's Little Racing program: Love to the Rescue - Jesse Little
2020 Xfinity Season:
In his first full season in the Xfinity series, Jesse finished an impressive 19th in the driver point standings, with 2 Top 10 finishes at Daytona and Pocono. Additionally, Jesse had several solid finishes with 10 Top-15 finishes and 17 Top-20 finishes. He consistently battled in the Top 10 and Top 15 in several races, turning the heads of the announcers and gaining TV time; but mechanical challenges prevented several top finishes for the team. Jesse never gave up and fought hard with resilience in every race, gaining invaluable seat time and experience. Jesse is incredible thankful to Johnny Davis for giving him the opportunity to drive for his JDM team in 2020. His successful 2020 season could not of happened without is partners and he is very thankful for the support of Shriners Hospital for Children, Skuttle Tight, Tufco, Visit Kingsport, KSDT CPA and Series Seating. Click below to view the 2020 Season race highlights and videos from Jesse!