Little, who will once again be piloting the No. 97 Protect The Harvest Toyota Tundra, showed promise in his NCWTS debut at Dover (Del.) International Speedway (May) earlier this season. Qualifying within the top-10, Little was involved in an early-race accident, relegating the young driver to a 30th-place finish.
In his track debut at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Little started the American Ethanol 225 from the 15th position, due to practice speeds when qualifying was cancelled due to weather. The third-generation driver raced his way to just inside the top-10, before suffering a mechanical issue and was relegated to a 30th-place finish.
Making his debut at the "No Limits" track for Friday night's 147-lap event, the Sherrils Ford, N.C. native is excited to see what the 1.5-mile oval has to offer. With one previous NCWTS start on a mile-and-a-half track, Little is hopeful to redeem himself from early-season misfortune, and thinks the "Lone Star" state could produce solid results for his Chris Carrier-led team.
Sounding off - Jesse Little:
"In the last month and half since Chicago, I've spent most of my time in the shop, working with the guys on setup options and making sure every little part and piece has the right attention paid to it. We were lucky to come out of Chicago with no body damage, and therefore we were able to spend a lot of time working on finding speed."
"Growing up, Texas was always a track that I loved watching the truck series race at. It seems like a track that has always been very demanding, on both drivers and their trucks. I'm very blessed, and fortunate, to get the opportunity to race at a track that many of my idols have scored huge wins at. I hope to have a successful run Friday night, and also continue to gain experience as a driver."