Little's historic start continues family legacy
SHERRILLS FORD, NC, (May 11, 2012)-Making NASCAR history as the youngest driver to start a top-tier NASCAR event is a wonderful accomplishment for Jesse Little, but, following in his father's footsteps as a talent in one of the world's toughest sports is a larger than life experience for a 15-year old. Little started 15th in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Blue Ox 100 at Richmond International Raceway on April 26th to set the historic mark.
Now his attention turns to making the most of his opportunities to continue moving up the racing ladder.
"My number one goal would be to have the ability to compete in the (NASCAR Sprint) Cup and (NASCAR Nationwide Series) and be competitive," Little said. "As a second goal I would like to surpass my Dad (Chad Little, who drove the No. 97 John Deere Ford for Roush Racing in the late 90s) and the accomplishments he set. We are competitive in everything we do and I know he would be proud of me if I were able to beat him at those levels."
As a father Chad Little strives for his son to enjoy the sport of auto racing but understands that a working knowledge of a race car and a stellar education will carry his son far in the racing world. "I want Jesse to learn how the cars work mechanically and the importance of keeping a sponsor. This is the foundation for a longer career in NASCAR. " according to the elder Little.
"I feel a lot of weight on my shoulders carrying the Little name, but I know that if the right opportunity came along under the right circumstances I would try to do nothing more but to add to the last name," Jesse said. READ ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE....