Full Name Jesse Little
Date of Birth April 15, 1997
Hometown Sherrills Ford, NC
Jesse Little is no stranger to the sport of auto racing. Jesse was introduced to racing at a very young age and from a unique perspective as his dad was also a race car driver.
Jesse's Dad, Chad Little, drove the #97 John Deere car for Roush Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. Ever since Jesse can remember, he's either been at a race or in a race car. His Dad constantly reminds him "to finish first, you must first finish, learn how to race, when to race and who to race against".
Jesse started racing competitively when he was seven, starting in the Quarter Midgets. Jesse then progressed through the Bandolero's, Legends, Midgets, NASCAR Late Models and NASCAR K&N Pro series. Jesse won at each level of competition in these series with over 48 feature wins. In 2010, at the age of 13, he earned the title Points Champion for USAC Midget Series and in the Late Model Series won 8 of the 20 races he competed. In 2013, Jesse ran his first full season in the NASCAR K&N Pro series, earning the prestigious ROOKIE OF THE YEAR award. In 2014, Jesse earned his first victory in the K&N Pro Series at Loudon, NH.
NASCAR NEXT: In 2014 and 2015, Jesse was selected as one of the NASCAR NEXT drivers - a 2 year program that recognizes up and coming talent in the sport.
Truck Series: From 2016 to 2019, Jesse raced in the NASCAR Truck Series with his family owned team. With lack of sponsorship funding, Jesse raced a limited schedule of only 4 to 9 races each year. Jesse spent countless hours in the shop preparing his truck for each and every race. His determination and hard work paid off as he consistently ran in the Top-5 and Top-10 each race. Everyone knew Jesse was there with the goal to win. In 6 of his 9 Truck races in 2018, Jesse finished in the Top-10 with his career best finish of P6 at Iowa. In 2019, his family owned team was sold to Diversified Motorsports.
MOVING UP: In 2020, Jesse signed with JD Motorsports w/ Gary Keller to run a full season in the Xfinity series. Additionally, Jesse will run a limited truck series with Diversified Motorsports. Jesse is incredibly appreciative to have these opportunities in 2020 and ready to prove himself in this next chapter!