Jesse Little heads to Texas Motor Speedway aiming for a strong run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Longhorn 350.
Little, a native of Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, returns to the series behind the wheel of the No. 97 Carolina Nut Toyota Tundra and welcomes Front Sight Firearms and Shadow Warriors to the team as associate sponsors.
"Our team is eager to get to Texas Motor Speedway and to have ThorSport Racing continuing to provide technical support for our Toyota Tundra's. The employees and ownership group of The Carolina Nut Company are onboard with us once again and we also welcome Front Sight Firearms and Shadow Warriors to our organization. The work that Shadow Warriors do for people across the country makes the weekend all that more special for JJL Motorsports. Freedom to practice the Second Amendment rights given to our country's citizens is very sacred and Front Sight Firearms provides some of the best products in the world. We look forward to sharing the message of these fine sponsors with the NASCAR community," Little said.
JJL Motorsports Competition Director, Matt Noyce, will lead Little's Toyota team this weekend in the crew chief's role. Noyce has guided Little in previous starts this season on both the K&N Pro Series and the Truck Series. Driver and crew chief have put together a solid season thus far, according to Little.
"Matt and I have gelled this year in a way that shows in our strong runs on both the K&N Pro Series and when we've entered NASCAR Camping Work Truck Series events. This weekend Matt, myself and everyone involved with JJL Motorsports will be out to run up front and give our partners great exposure in the Longhorn 350."
The Longhorn 350 marks Little's eighth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start of his career. Texas has been the site of two top-20 finishes for Little and his team.
"Texas is a challenging track, one that carries so much speed. As a driver you can feel the truck pinned to the track and rolling through the corners each lap. The goal for our team is to post a good finish that showcases JJL Motorsports and our partners including Carolina Nut Company, Front Sight Firearms and Shadow Warriors to NASCAR fans in attendance and watching across the various media spectrums."
Fans can follow Jesse Little's progress during the weekend by logging onto nascar.com. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the Longhorn 350 on Friday evening beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST. News and photos will also be available on JJL Motorsports Twitter account @JJL_Motorsports and Little's Twitter account @jesselittle97 and on his Facebook page, Jesse Little Racing.