For now, Jesse Little’s start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series earlier this month was a one-race deal.
Little, who competes on a part-time basis for JJL Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series, made his debut in NASCAR’s top series at Kentucky Speedway in the Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart.
The 21-year-old driver said his goals were to finish the race and learn driving the Premium Motorsports entry. Little finished the race in 35th, 14 laps down.
“I had a blast, the car was fun to drive,” Little said to The Racing Experts.
Little is one of nine drivers who have competed for Jay Robinson’s Cup Series team this year. He hopes to have another shot at NASCAR’s top series.
Little said the opportunity to drive at Kentucky was a “right place-at-the-right-time” deal.
“I feel a lot more confident now going to my next Cup race, that’s a good thing,” Little said of his run at Kentucky. “I don’t know when it’ll be, I hope it’s soon, but we’ll see.”
The second-generation NASCAR driver has run five races this year in the Truck Series, posting top-10 finishes in four events.
“Now going back into the truck, I feel I will be able to drive it looser and freer, and more on the edge,” Little said.
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