MOORESVILLE, N.C. – BJ McLeod Motorsports has announced that Jesse Little will join the team’s driver roster in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Little will pilot the No. 78 Chevrolet Camaro for the full NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule.
Little, the son of former NASCAR Cup Series driver Chad Little, will embark on his second full Xfinity Series season starting at Daytona Int’l Speedway on Feb. 13. Last season as an Xfinity Series rookie, the Sherrills Ford, N.C., native 10 top-15 finishes, two top-10 finishes and finishing 19th in the Xfinity Series standings.
‘We’re excited to have Jesse join our organization,” said team owner B.J. McLeod. “He is a great addition to our team as we continue to grow and improve on and off the track. Jessica and I have great people working with us at BJ McLeod Motorsports and Jesse adds to that. He is a team player with support from fantastic partners, we are looking forward to the journey ahead of us.”
“B.J. & Jessica (McLeod) have placed and amazing opportunity in front of me,” said Little. “The strides that BJ McLeod Motorsports has made since its inception just a few short years ago are incredible. As the motorsports landscape continues to shift, I felt that it was important to align myself with an organization that acknowledges that shift and is working hard to improve all aspects if the organization. The foundation that has been laid by those before me, and those currently here is solid and we’re going to build on that foundation in a big way this year. I can’t wait to get started.
“I’m really excited and looking forward to working with my existing partners including Shriners Hospitals for children, Tufco Flooring, Skuttle tight and Visit Kingsport during the 2021 season and bringing them to my new Xfinity program,” Little continued. I also hope to run a few Cup series races in 2021 with Live Fast Racing and B.J. McLeod if I’m able to pull together additional partnerships.”
BJ McLeod Motorsports will once again field three full-time Xfinity Series entries in 2021. In addition, B.J. and Jessica McLeod have partnered with Matt Tifft to form Live Fast Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series, operating under the charter that Tifft and McLeod obtained alongside Joe Falk. Live Fast Motorsports will field the No. 78 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series with a strategic partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing.