Jesse Little

25-Year-Old Driver  
Young's Motorsports
2022 Fantasy Outlook
After six seasons of part-time racing in the Camping World Truck Series, Little will get a shot at the full slate in 2022. He spent much of the last two years racing in the Xfinity Series, but has returned to the trucks based on this opportunity from Young's Motorsports. Little will take over the No. 02 Chevrolet and be paired with crew chief Eddie Troconis. This team achieved limited success last year with Kris Wright and a handful of other drivers. The team would earn two Top-10 and six Top-15 finishes. Little has the ability to challenge for Top-10 finishes, but the team will need to improve a bit. Little and Troconis will need to hit the ground running in February. Read Past Outlooks
Move to Truck Series
Gander Outdoors Truck
December 24, 2021
Young's Motorsports confirmed that Little will join the organization to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022 starting at Daytona International Speedway for the NextEra Energy Resources 250,
Little has spent the last two seasons racing in the Xfinity Series, but will move over to trucks for 2022. Young's Motorsports will likely put him in the team's No. 02 Chevrolet for the upcoming season. "I am beyond thrilled to be able to join Young's Motorsports for the 2022 Truck Series season," said Little. "This is an incredible opportunity for me and my career and I couldn't be more appreciative of Tyler and his family's support."
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
After a successful rookie season in the Xfinity Series last year, Little moves to B.J. McLeod Motorsports in the upcoming campaign. The 23-year-old driver collected two Top-10 and 10 Top-15 finishes last season for his former race team at JD Motorsports. Now Little will set his sights on climbing the driver standings and competing for more Top-10 finishes with his new BJMM team. Vinny Miller and a handful of other drivers drove this No. 78 car last year to seven Top-15 finishes. It is hoped that Little and crew chief, Keith Wolfe, can elevate the team's performance in 2021. They'll have their work cut out for them in the lower tier of drivers. Little does possess some good driving skill. He has won races and collected many Top 10's in the lower divisions of NASCAR.
The five-season truck series veteran driver will make the move to the Xfinity Series this season. Little has been signed by JD Motorsports, but it has not been announced at the time of this writing which team he'll be piloting. It's very likely that Little will take over the No. 4 Chevrolet which Ross Chastain and several other drivers piloted last season. The team earned three Top-10 and 10 Top-15 finishes with all that shuffling behind the wheel. It will be good to have some stability this season, but Little's lack of experience with Xfinity cars will be a limiting factor. We should see Paul Clapprood back in the pit box calling the shots and that will help Little make this transition a bit easier.
Raced a part-time nine-start schedule with the JJL Motorsports team in 2018. Little had some pretty impressive results with six Top-10 finishes in those starts. It appears the team will be returning in 2019 for a similar schedule with the race in Atlanta being their first event.
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Full-Time for B.J. McLeod
December 9, 2020
BJ McLeod Motorsports announced that 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 season, B.J. McLeod Motorsports PR reports.
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Moving to JD Motorsports
November 8, 2019
JD Motorsports with Gary Keller is proud to announce that Little will be driving for the team full time in the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, starting at Daytona International Speedway in February, JD Motorsports PR reports.
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Losing truck series ride
Gander Outdoors Truck
September 10, 2019
Little's No. 97 JJL Motorsports team will fold following the 2019 season, Jim Utter of reports.
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Increasing Truck Schedule
Gander Outdoors Truck
January 25, 2019
On the heels of a successful 2018 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season which saw JJL Motorsports and Little deliver six Top-10 finishes in nine races, the family-owned team is ready to deliver more in 2019, JJL Motorsports PR reports.
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