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Jesse Little, the reigning K&N Pro Series East Rookie of the Year, is a third-generation race car driver who’s worked his way up the ranks and now finds himself as part of the new NASCAR Next class. Learn more about this 17-year-old in this week’s Fast Facts.
- Jesse Little was born April 15, 1997 in Sherrils Ford, N.C. His father is Chad Little, former Cup Series driver and current director of the Camping World Truck Series. The younger Little began his racing career at age 7 in quarter midgets, moving to Bandoleros at age 10 and Legends cars at age 12.
- In 2010, Little won the USAC Eastern Focus Young Guns midget car title before moving to late models in the UARA Stars series in 2011. The following year, he made his NASCAR debut, competing in seven K&N Pro Series East events, picking up a third-place finish at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.
- In 2013, his first full-time season in the K&N Pro Series East, Little finished ninth in points on his way to the ROTY title. He joined his father as a K&N Pro Series ROTY, as Chad Little won the K&N Pro Series West ROTY title in 1986.
- Little is competing full-time in the K&N Pro Series East once again in 2014.
- Learn more about Little at his website, jesselittle.com.