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Diversified Motorsports Enterprises energized ahead of Truck Series debut

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla: Diversified Motorsports Enterprises’ big week is here, and they are ready to deliver.

With new marketing partner Teletrac Navman, Logan Puckett’s Diversified Motorsports Enterprises team heads to Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway looking for big results in their NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series debut.

Armed with the veterans of driver Jesse Little and crew chief Bruce Cook, the duo looks to take their wealth of experience and produce magical results in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250.

“I’m so excited for our Diversified Motorsports Enterprises team,” said team owner Logan Puckett. “This is an awesome opportunity for me as a young, ambitious owner and to have the support of Teletrac Navman and the leadership of Jesse and Bruce. Our lean green Teletrac Navman machine looks sweet and I’m hoping for a good finish on Friday night.

Although Puckett is familiar with the characteristics of superspeedway racing, he’s hoping for the best and taking the positive approach to the Truck Series opener, the first race in a limited schedule for the DME team in 2020.

“I feel like we have a really good truck, it sure does look good with the Teletrac Navman colors too. Look, it’s Daytona. It can appear that you’re going to have an awesome night and then something completely out of your control happens and the night is over. We’re prepared for that.

“Our goal is to go to Daytona this weekend and make some noise. Get the truck into the show, draft to the front and try and stay there. If we can do that – it will give us some good momentum to take to our next race in March.”

Daytona is the first of at least a six-race deal with Teletrac Navman, a leader in fleet and management software.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with Diversified Motorsport Enterprises and the No. 97 race team,” said Jens Meggers, president Teletrac Navman. “NASCAR is associated with brands that are influential in their space and we are honored to be among those brands during the 2020 season.

“Working together with Logan (Puckett) and the DME team will make for an exciting year in both of our first seasons. We are eager to take advantage of the exposure this partnership will surely bring.”

Driver Jesse Little, 22, will have a busy week at the “World Center of Racing.” In addition to the Truck Series, he’ll also be competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller.

“I’m super pumped to go to Daytona with JD and DME,” offered Little. “I’m proud to represent Teletrac Navman and be apart of Logan’s debut in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Bruce and the rest of the DME guys have worked hard on the truck and I’m focused on winning!”

Despite 31 starts in the Truck Series, Friday night’s season-opener will be Little’s first race on a superspeedway.

Following Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, DME will return to NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series competition at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway in March 2020.

The NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps | 250 miles) is the first of 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2020 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs, Feb. 13 from 4:05 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 5:05 p.m. – 5:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Feb. 14 beginning at 3:10 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90).
For more on Teletrac Navman, please visit teletracnavman.com/97, like them on Facebook (TeletracNavman) or follow them on Twitter (@TeletracNavman).

For more on Diversified Motorsports Enterprises, please visit team-dme.com, like them on Facebook (TeamDME97) or follow them on Twitter (@teamDME97).

Get to know team owner Logan Puckett by following him on Twitter @LPuckett_89.

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

About Teletrac Navman:

Teletrac Navman is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider leveraging location-based technology and services for managing mobile assets. With specialized solutions that deliver greater visibility into real-time insights and analytics, Teletrac Navman helps companies make better business decisions that enhance productivity and profitability.

Its fleet and asset management technology uncovers information that would otherwise go unseen, helping customers reduce risk and confidently move their business forward with certainty.

It tracks and manages more than 500,000 vehicles and assets for more than 40,000 companies around the world. The company is headquartered in Garden Grove, CA, with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.

For more information visit TeletracNavman.com.

Diversified Motorsports Enterprises welcomes new team partner Teletrac Navman

MOORESVILLE, N.C.: Officials from Diversified Motorsports Enterprises (DME) announced today that Teletrac Navman, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider leveraging location-based technology and services for managing mobile assets has joined the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series team for a minimum of six races beginning with the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Fri., Feb. 14, 2020.

Veteran driver Jesse Little will drive the No. 97 Teletrac Navman truck in the 100-lap Truck Series race from the “World Center of Racing.”

With specialized solutions that deliver greater visibility into real-time insights and analytics, Teletrac Navman helps companies make better business decisions that enhance productivity and profitability.

Its fleet and asset management technology uncovers information that would otherwise go unseen, helping customers reduce risk and confidently move their business forward with certainty. It tracks and manages more than 500,000 vehicles and assets for more than 40,000 companies around the world.

The company is headquartered in Garden Grove, Calif. with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.

“This is so humbling for our race team,” said team owner Logan Puckett. “I am a new owner in the Truck Series but to immediately be able to connect the dots and establish a business-to-business partner that is not only joining our team for one race but for a minimum of six races is a huge blessing in our mission to put a competitive product on the track and develop a maximizing experience.

“I can’t wait for Daytona.”

In addition to Daytona, Teletrac Navman will also serve as the primary partner for DME at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway, Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway (September) and the season-finale at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway on Nov. 6, 2020.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with Diversified Motorsport Enterprises and the No. 97 race team,” said Jens Meggers, president Teletrac Navman. “NASCAR is associated with brands that are influential in their space and we are honored to be among those brands during the 2020 season.

“Working together with Logan (Puckett) and the DME team will make for an exciting year in both of our first seasons. We are eager to take advantage of the exposure this partnership will surely bring.”

Puckett purchased the assets of JJL Motorsports during the 2019 offseason and has rebranded the organization to Diversified Motorsports Enterprises while retaining Little as the driver. The Mooresville, N.C.-based team is slated to run a minimum schedule this season with further announcements forthcoming.

For more on Teletrac Navman, please visit teletracnavman.com, like them on Facebook (TeletracNavman) or follow them on Twitter (@TeletracNavman).

For more on Diversified Motorsports Enterprises, please visit team-dme.com, like them on Facebook (TeamDME97) or follow them on Twitter (@teamDME97).

Get to know team owner Logan Puckett by following him on Twitter @LPuckett_89.

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

About Teletrac Navman:

Teletrac Navman is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider leveraging location-based technology and services for managing mobile assets. With specialized solutions that deliver greater visibility into real-time insights and analytics, Teletrac Navman helps companies make better business decisions that enhance productivity and profitability.

Its fleet and asset management technology uncovers information that would otherwise go unseen, helping customers reduce risk and confidently move their business forward with certainty. It tracks and manages more than 500,000 vehicles and assets for more than 40,000 companies around the world. The company is headquartered in Garden Grove, CA, with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.

For more information visit TeletracNavman.com.

Diversified Motorsports Enterprises completes purchase of JJL Motorsports

CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Officials from Diversified Motorsports Enterprises (DME) announced today that it has successfully completed the purchase of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) team JJL Motorsports.

With the acquisition complete, Diversified Motorsports Enterprises hopes to compete in their inaugural NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race in the 2020 season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Fri., Feb. 14, 2020.

“This is a proud moment for Diversified Motorsports Enterprises,” said team principal Logan Puckett. “We appreciate Jason (Little) and everyone at JJL Motorsports for making the transition seamless and I’m excited about the outlook for our race team.”

The team will start 2020 in a new shop near Charlotte, N.C. and has plans to run a majority of the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season with mainstay driver Jesse Little.

“We have big plans for the season but we’re going to be thoughtful and attentive to our approach with everything we do,” added Puckett. “Being a young owner in the Truck Series, I’m eager to be competitive out of the box while also being ambitious with our marketing with the intention to bring new business to business partners into NASCAR and build our team towards a full schedule in 2021 and beyond.”

Puckett also says the organization will make a series of announcements in January.

“Even with the Holidays quickly approaching, it’s a busy time for Diversified Motorsports Enterprises,” he added. “I’m thrilled about some of the personnel we’ve acquired and making the announcement of our marketing partner for our debut race.”

Throughout the season, Diversified Utility Group Inc. will serve as a major associate partner in 2020.

Founded in July 2013, Diversified Utility Group is a turn key general contractor specializing in fiber optic telecommunications construction consisting of new build, maintenance, cellular towers for wireless providers, residential and commercial applications and more.

Stay tuned for a new Diversified Motorsports Enterprises website but you can follow them on Twitter @TeamDME97.

Get to know team owner Logan Puckett by following him on Twitter @LPuckett_89.

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

JJL Motorsports set for final Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway

HOMESTEAD, Fla.: Set to embark on their final NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) race under the JJL Motorsports banner, driver Jesse Little hopes to deliver a strong showing in Friday night’s season-finale Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway.

Little, the Sherrills Ford, N.C. native is poised to make his ninth Truck Series start of the season and fourth at Homestead’s South Florida 1.5-mile track.

For the NASCAR Next alumnus, he hopes to deliver and capitalize on another trip to Miami and build on the team’s ninth-place finish last November.

“I can’t believe Homestead is here,” said Little. “I am blessed to have another opportunity to compete in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and the chance to drive this No. 97 Diversified Utility Group Ford F-150. Homestead can be a challenging track, especially as the track transitions throughout the day, but hopefully we can take our notebook and apply it this week and get a strong finish in JJL Motorsports’ last race.”

For the 23rd race of the season, Little will be supported by the Diversity Utility Group LLC.

Founded in July 2013, Diversity Utility Group is a turnkey general contractor specializing in fiber optic telecommunications construction consisting of new build, maintenance, cellular towers for wireless providers, residential and commercial applications and more.

“To have the Diversified Utility Group LLC as the partner for JJL Motorsports this weekend at Homestead means the world to me and that is probably understated,” said president Logan Puckett.

“It certainly is a reminder that hard work and dedication does pay off and anything is possible if you set your mind to it and It also serves as motivation to continue to keep pushing and keep working hard towards our future goals.

“Also, having been based in the Carolinas historically we are hoping this will bring some brand awareness to our company in Florida and the Southeast as a whole.”

For Puckett, his experience at Homestead though is just the beginning.

He has purchased the assets of JJL Motorsports and will debut the team in 2020 as Diversified Motorsports Enterprises.

The team plans to run a limited schedule next year starting with the season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February with Little as the team’s primary driver.

“I am really looking forward to taking over an outstanding program that JJL has put together as it provides a great foundation to build on and hopefully grow,” added Puckett. “I think the growth potential is what excites me the most.

“I am certainly looking forward to the challenge that this provides, and I hope that I can bring some value to the team and ultimately it would be awesome if I can bring value to the sport as a young owner with a fresh outlook.”

For Little, 22, who was announced last week as the new full-time driver for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller in the NASCAR Xfinity Series is thrilled to see Puckett take the reins of the team.

“I’m honored to represent Diversified Utility Group this weekend at Homestead,” added Little. “Logan has been so excited about the opportunity to enter the Truck Series as an owner in 2020, but to have his company be a part of our last race under the JJL Motorsports banner as a sponsor is even more awesome.

“Hopefully we can have a good performance for him on Friday night before looking ahead to 2020.”

Additional, JJL Motorsports welcomes back associate partners Skuttle Tight, Grindstaff Rub, Visit Kingsport and Parker Fibernet for the final race of the season.

The Ford EcoBoost 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the 23rd of 23 races on the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Nov. 15 from 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. A final practice has been etched in from 10:35 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 4:35 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

For additional information on JJL Motorsports, please visit JJLRacing.com.

JJL Motorsports tweets too. Follow them @JJL_Motorsports.

Refreshed JJL Motorsports, Jesse Little ready for ISM Raceway battle

AVONDALE, Ariz.: Set to return to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) scene for the first time since competing at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in August, JJL Motorsports and driver Jesse Little are refreshed and confident heading into the penultimate race of the season at ISM (Ariz.) Raceway.

Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 will be the organization’s ninth start of the season and Little’s second in the heart of the desert. In his previous start at ISM Raceway – Little qualified 24th and contended for a top-10 finish before being a victim in a late race accident that left him with an 18th place finish.

“To say that I’m excited to get to Phoenix would be an understatement,” said Little. “It has been a couple of months now since our last race and we couldn’t be more pumped up then to get going here soon.

“Phoenix has always treated me well going back to the K&N car and even my one start I made there in the truck. This JJL Motorsports Ford will hopefully have the speed we seek and help have a competitive top-10 night.”

Planning to compete at Phoenix on Friday night and next weekend’s season-finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) International Speedway, the Sherrills Ford, N.C.-native is confident his team can finish what they started two years ago in Avondale.

“The layout will be a little different since the last time I was there, but I still think that the track will drive pretty similar,” added Little.

“Since August, we’ve been working hard on our two trucks getting them ready for Phoenix and Homestead. I think our preparation will pay off in practice and qualifying and hopefully a strong finish can carry us to the last race of the season with a lot of momentum.”

While Little’s team led by veteran crew chief Bill Henderson has been diligently preparing for the final 350 miles of the season, and the recent announcement of the sale of JJL Motorsports at the end of the season is nearing completion.

The No. 97 team is expected to continue to operate in 2020 under the leadership of a new owner.

Further details of the team’s plans for next season will be announced next week leading into Homestead-Miami Speedway race weekend.

“I’m really happy that my NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series team will have a new owner in the garage next season,” said team principal Jason Little.

But before the keys are passed on to new ownership – Jesse Little is focused on making the final 284 laps of the season the best it can be.

Long-time JJL Motorsports partner Skuttle Tight, a Willmar, Minn.-based manufacturer that offers two insulted attic access systems that are easy to install joins the team for their 10th race of the season.

“We are excited to once again be partnering with JJL Motorsports and Jesse Little for this week’s Phoenix race,” offered Skuttle Tight president Chad Kompelien. “We find this marketing partnership as a great avenue to market our products to all of the fans of NASCAR.

“Jesse and the team do a great job for us and we are excited for this Friday night’s race in Arizona.”

Jesse Little added, “I can’t stress enough how thankful I am for all of our supporters and partners this year. I owe it to each and every one of them to finish the year on a high note and give it all we have.”

Little, the son of former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Chad Little will make his 31st career Gander Truck Series start on Nov. 8 and hopes to secure his eighth career top-10 finish.

Additionally, JJL Motorsports welcomes back associate partners Grindstaff Rub and Parker Fibernet for the next-to-last race of the season.

The Lucas Oil 150 (150 laps | 150 miles) is the 22nd of 23 races on the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Nov. 8 from 8:05 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. A final practice has been etched in from 9:35 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 3:05 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 6:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Mountain).

For more on Skuttle Tight, please visit skuttle-tight.com or by calling 1-866-SKUTTLE. Also, visit them on Facebook (Skuttle Tight Inc.) or on Twitter @SkuttleTight.

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

For additional information on JJL Motorsports, please visit JJLRacing.com.

JJL Motorsports tweets too. Follow them @JJL_Motorsports.

JJL Motorsports seeks new owner for 2020 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season

SHERRILLS FORD, N.C.: Officials from JJL Motorsports announced today that team owner Jason Little and driver Jesse Little will exit the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series under the JJL Motorsports banner following the season-finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway on Nov. 15, 2019.

Jason Little will depart the ownership role to facilitate a new position within the industry.

NASCAR Next alumnus Jesse Little is exploring opportunities in either the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) or Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) next season.

“I’ve really enjoyed the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series over the last five years and I’m very proud with what this family-owned team has been able to accomplish,” said Jason Little.

“Moving forward, both Jesse and I are looking for new ownership to take over the JJL Motorsports team intact and look forward to discussing with anyone interested in taking the reins and competing in the series during the 2020 season and beyond.”

Jason Little believes JJL Motorsports presents the foundation for a new owner(s) to enter the sport at an economical investment.

“We are actively searching for new ownership to purchase the team’s assets and resources as a turn-key Truck program heading into 2020,” Jason Little added. “We believe the team’s equipment, assets, current personnel and resources are a good opportunity for anyone looking to run in the series next year.

“I want to thank all our business and marketing partners for their continued support and really look forward to what the future holds. I plan to work closely with my nephew on business to business opportunities in Motorsports in the coming years.”

“I’m excited about finishing up the 2019 season with JJL Motorsports team and running Phoenix and Homestead at the end of the year,” said Jesse Little.

“I’m currently looking at options to advance my career into the Xfinity and Cup Series and really look forward to what the 2020 season has to offer. I can’t thank my uncle Jason (Little), all our marketing and business partners and my JJL Motorsports guys enough for all the support and we expect to finish the year with a couple of great runs.”

Interested parties are encouraged to contact the team directly at 704.502.1815 or jason@jjlracing.com.

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

For additional information on JJL Motorsports, please visit JJLRacing.com.

JJL Motorsports, Jesse Little return to Gander Truck Series action at Bristol Motor Speedway

BRISTOL, Tenn.: Returning to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) scene for the first time since World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in June, JJL Motorsports and driver Jesse Little head to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for Thursday night’s UNOH 200 eager for a top-10 finish.

The nearly eight-week break of Gander Truck Series competition has allowed the family-owned JJL Motorsports team to work to regroup and ramp up for not only Bristol, but a busy fall with their No. 97 Visit Kingsport and Skuttle Tight Ford F-150.

“I can’t wait to get back to Bristol,” said driver Jesse Little. “It’s such a cool race track and one of my favorites.  Super excited to have Visit Kingsport and Skuttle Tight on board our JJL Motorsports Ford F150.  I’ve always had a lot of speed at Bristol whether it’s been in K&N or Truck Series competition and I don’t expect anything less on Thursday.”

Being a one-day show puts the pressure on teams like JJL Motorsports and Little to preform, but as the Sherrills Ford, N.C. native notes, his team is ready to thrive under the pressure and deliver a strong finish.

“Bristol is one of those races that everyone keeps an eye on,” added Little. “There’s going to be stiff competition – but I’m confident we’ll have what it takes to be competitive and contend for a strong finish on Thursday night.”

The UNOH 200 also marks Little’s 30th career race in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series since 2015. The second-generation driver will seek his eighth-career top-10 finish.

Announced last week, JJL Motorsports welcomes back Visit Kingsport and Skuttle Tight who will serve as the co-primary marketing partnersfor the 17th race of the season.

Promoting the city’s “Get Into the Outdoors” campaign, Kingsport offers a variety of activities including hiking, biking and zip-lining at Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium, kayaking on the Holston River – or at sunset enjoying the overall beauty of Kingsport while sipping on the city’s original Long Island Iced Tea.

Long-time JJL Motorsports partner Skuttle Tight, a Willmar, Minn.-based manufacturer that offers two insulted attic access system that are easy to install joins the team for their eighth race of the season.

“We are excited to once again be partnering with JJL Motorsports and Jesse Little for this week’s Bristol race,” offered Skuttle Tight president Chad Kompelien. “We find this marketing partnership as a great avenue to market our products to all of the fans of NASCAR.

“Jesse and the team do a great job for us and we are excited for this week’s race at Bristol!”

Little, the son of former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Chad Little is a former pole winner at Bristol for the K&N Pro Series East race in Apr. 2015.

Additional, JJL Motorsports welcomes back associate partners Grindstaff Rub and Parker Fibernet for their 8th race of the season.

Longtime Motorsports veteran Bill Henderson will serve as crew chief.

The UNOH 200 (200 laps | 100.6 miles) is the 17th of 23 races on the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., Aug. 15 from 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m., while final practice is set for 11:05 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Qualifying races are set for later in the day beginning at 4:35 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 8:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

For all that Visit Kingsport has to offer, please visit visitkingsport.com.

For more on Skuttle Tight, please visit skuttle-tight.com or by calling 1-866-SKUTTLE. Also, visit them on Facebook (Skuttle Tight Inc.) or on Twitter @SkuttleTight.

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

For additional information on JJL Motorsports, please visit JJLRacing.com.

JJL Motorsports tweets too. Follow them @JJL_Motorsports.

Visit Kingsport to return to JJL Motorsports for upcoming Truck Series race at Bristol

SHERRILLS FORD, N.C.: JJL Motorsports proudly announced today that Visit Kingsport will return as the co-primary marketing partner for driver Jesse Little in the upcoming NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) UNOH 200 race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on Thurs., Aug. 15.

Promoting the city’s “Get Into the Outdoors” campaign, Kingsport offers a variety of activities including hiking, biking and zip-lining at Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium, kayaking on the Holston River – or at sunset enjoying the overall beauty of Kingsport while sipping on the city’s original Long Island Iced Tea.

“I’m really looking forward to having Visit Kingsport back on our truck for Bristol,” said driver Jesse Little. “Bristol is one of my favorite race tracks and to have the support of a local partner makes the race that much important not only for me but for our JJL Motorsports team.

To help promote the partnership, Little and Visit Kingsport will have their No. 97 JJL Motorsports Ford F-150 on display at the Kingsport Race Party in conjunction with the World Long Drive Tour event onMon. Aug. 12, where the duo will also announce the winners of their social media promotion where three winners and a guest will have an opportunity to join Little and his team on the sidelines for a night in Thunder Valley.

“We are proud to partner with Jesse Little and the JJL Motorsports team again this year as the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series takes on The Last Great Colosseum,” said Jud Teague, Executive Director, Visit Kingsport.

“We’re excited to kick off race week with Jesse and his team at the Kingsport Race Party on Monday, August 12, in conjunction with the Tennessee Big Shots World Long Drive event. We hope race fans and first timers alike will take in the UNOH 200 on August 15 and extend their stay to enjoy all of the racing action and discover all that Kingsport and our region have to offer.”

JJL Motorsports also announced that Skuttle Tight, a Willmar, Minn.-based manufacturer that offers two insulted attic access system that are easy to install will also serve as the additional co-primary marketing partner for the 17th NGOTS race of the season.

Little, a NASCAR Next alumnus will make his 30th career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start at the “World’s Fastest-Half Mile” and fourth overall at Bristol.

Little, the son of former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Chad Little is a former pole winner at Bristol for the K&N Pro Series East race in Apr. 2015.

The UNOH 200 is set for Thurs., Aug. 15 with coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 90. Event coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

For all that Visit Kingsport has to offer, please visit visitkingsport.com.

For more on Skuttle Tight, please visit skuttle-tight.com or by calling 1-866-SKUTTLE. Also visit them on Facebook (Skuttle Tight Inc.) or on Twitter @SkuttleTight.

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

For additional information on JJL Motorsports, please visit JJLRacing.com.

JJL Motorsports tweets too. Follow them @JJL_Motorsports.

About JJL Motorsports:

JJL Motorsports is a Driver Development program with a vision to build long-term partnerships with drivers and marketing partners in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and the ARCA Menards Series.

JJL provides a comprehensive driver development program, competition development, and technical services, testing consultation and driver coaching.

In 2019 NASCAR driver Jesse Little and other available drives will be running in select Gander Outdoors Truck Series events and ARCA.

JJL Motorsports and Jesse Little confident about Gateway return

MADISON, Ill. – As the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) treks to World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Jesse Little and his JJL Motorsports are confident in their ability to duplicate their top-10 performance from last year and they are excited to announce Skuttle Tight, Grindstaff Rub, and Joe’s Pizza & Pasta with be sponsoring their Ford F150 entry in Saturday night’s CarShield 200 presented by CK Power.

Carrying the colors of Grindstaff Rub last June, Little carried his family-owned team to a solid seventh-place finish after starting ninth. This weekend, the Sherrills Ford, N.C.-based team hopes for more of the same.

“I feel pretty good about going back to Gateway in our Skuttle Tight Ford F150,” said Little. “We have a good notebook from last year and we’re upbeat about our on-track performance from Iowa, so I’m very optimistic that we can not only get back to Gateway and repeat our run from last year but perhaps have an even better finish.”

Extending their support this weekend to Gateway is Willmar, Minn.-based manufacturer Skuttle Tight who offers two insulted attic access systems that are easy to install.

“Skuttle Tight decided and is proud to add another race with Little after the success at Iowa and the success throughout Willmar, Minnesota area with several regional based companies,” said company president Chad Kompelien.

Additionally, Grindstaff Rub with their new Kickin Carolina Sauce returns to the organization one year after their debut with Little and company last year in St. Louis.

Founded in 2016 by U.S. Air Force veteran and restaurant entrepreneur Jim Grindstaff, Grindstaff Rub Co. started as a BBQ rub company initially releasing All Purpose and Three Kings rubs, however, the company’s success has evolved into a brand and lifestyle since releasing their own version of a Bloody Mary mix and their new Kickin’ Carolina Sauce.

Now, the Belleville, Ill. company – located just 10 miles east of St. Louis, Mo. – – the heart of Midwest BBQ country, products can found in over 50 retailers within the St. Louis and metro-east area; as well as online at grindstaffrubs.com.

“I’m so appreciative for the continued support of Skuttle Tight, Grindstaff Rub and its new Kickin’ Carolina Sauce, and it’s great to have local favorite Joe’s Pizza and Pasta onboard,” added Little who will make his second start at WWTR. “Without the support of these great companies, we would not be racing. Sponsorship is so difficult today in Motorsports, so we don’t take our relationship with them or any of our partners for granted and hope they will consider doing more races in 2019.  I can’t wait to visit Joe’s Pizza and Pasta Columbia and enjoy the great environment and see all the fans.

“I know our JJL Motorsports team is working hard to bring them a fast, competitive truck so we can end our stretch of races with some momentum on our side.”

For the 11th Gander Truck Series race of the season, JJL Motorsports welcomes Joe’s Pizza and Pasta Columbia (117 N Main St, Columbia, Illinois 62236) onboard in an associate role. And to help kick-off the partnership, Little and his team will display their No. 97 Ford F-150 on Wednesday, June 18, 2019.

From 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CT, Little will meet and greet with customers, take pictures, sign autographs and unveil a new Skuttle Tight contest that will make someone’s summer more enjoyable.

With a push towards summer attire, JJL Motorsports also offered an updated inventory of items on their official online store which now includes a new tee-shirt design available in several different sizes.

Be sure to stay tuned to JJL Motorsports and Jesse Little’s social media platforms where an upcoming contest will allow you the opportunity to win a pair of Skuttle Tight-themed cornhole boards for your summer extravaganza.

Parker FiberNet, Visit Kingsport, PFC Brakes and Dkota Investments will also be showcased in Little’s 29th career start.

The CarShield 200 presented by CK Power (160 laps|120 miles) is the 11th of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Sat., June 22 from 10:35 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. A final practice session is set for 12:35 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 5:40 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 9:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Central).

For more on Skuttle Tight, please visit skuttle-tight.com or by calling 1-866-SKUTTLE. Also, visit them on Facebook (Skuttle Tight Inc.) or on Twitter @SkuttleTight.

For more on the Grindstaff Rub. Co and their products, please visit grindstaffrubs.com.

To learn more about Parker FiberNet, please visit parkersystems.net.

Visit Dkota Investments online at dkota.biz.

For all that Visit Kingsport has to offer, please visit visitkingsport.com.

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

For additional information on JJL Motorsports, please visit JJLRacing.com.

JJL Motorsports tweets too. Follow them @JJL_Motorsports.

With plenty of support, JJL Motorsports and Jesse Little head to Iowa Speedway

NEWTON, Iowa – It’s been a busy week for JJL Motorsports and driver Jesse Little.

With a huge marketing push from Skuttle Tight, a Willmar, Minn.-based manufacturer that offers two insulted attic access system that are easy to install, nearly 30 companies have pledged their support to join JJL Motorsports as an associate marketing partner for Saturday night’s M&M’s 200 presented Casey’s General Store at Iowa Speedway.

After spending the week handling off-track responsibilities, Little and his Bill Henderson-led crew trek to Iowa Speedway looking to give the partners a strong finish under the Midwest lights.

“I’ve always loved competing at Iowa Speedway,” said Little. “For a short track, Iowa is such a large place with plenty of space to race.

“Whether you’re at the top, at the bottom and even sometimes in the middle, it’s multi-grooved race track provides great opportunity to put on a great race but also the opportunity for a smaller team like ours to step up to the podium and leave our mark.”

Iowa happens to be the spot of Little’s career best finish in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. After starting ninth last June, Little rallied to earn a career-best sixth.

With a lot of work into their program since their most recent race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway last month, Little is determined to build off his result from last summer and earn his third straight top-10 finish at the iconic Midwest short track.

“We had a really good truck at Iowa last year,” Little recalled. “There’s no doubt that we can go to the track this weekend and produce similar results. And that’s our plan. With all of the support to get us to the race track – this race means a little more to us too – and I’m hopeful we can contend for a top-five finish on Saturday night.”

In addition to Skuttle Tight, the No. 97 Ford F-150 will adorn the logos of BAM, BJ Electric, BK Plumbing, CDS, Fenstra Insurance, Fireside Hearth & Home, Floor To Ceiling, General Mailing, Hair Spys, Iowa Speedway, Johns Machine, KRA Speedway, Lakeland Broadcast, Luminaries LTD, Miller Sanitation, MKCH, Perkins Lumber, Print Masters, Project Build, Quick Signs, Quality Title, Ramaker, Ruffs Wings, Rule Tire & Auto, Thermoseal, Thurston Inc., Tony Iams Trucking, TPI Hospitality, Uncommon and Willmar Forklift.

“The overwhelming support for Iowa is so much appreciated,” said driver Jesse Little.

“Skuttle Tight has been a great partner of ours and for them to take the initiative and help drum up additional support so we can race Iowa is very humbling for me as a driver and I feel indebted to them for making it all happen.

“We have a lot to be excited about heading to Iowa it’s a track that I enjoy competing at, so I’m eager to get out there and bring everyone a good finishes.”

This week, JJL Motorsports also offered an updated inventory of items on their official online store which now includes a new tee-shirt design available in several different sizes.

Be sure to stay tuned to JJL Motorsports and Jesse Little’s social media platforms where an upcoming contest will allow you the opportunity to win a pair of Skuttle Tight-themed cornhole boards for your summer extravaganza.

Parker FiberNet, Visit Kingsport, Grindstaff Rub, PFC Brakes and Dkota Investments will also be showcased in Little’s 28th career start.

The M&M’s 200 (200 laps|175 miles) is the 10th of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Sat., June 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. A final practice session is set for 10:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 4:35 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Central).

For more on Skuttle Tight, please visit skuttle-tight.com or by calling 1-866-SKUTTLE. Also, visit them on Facebook (Skuttle Tight Inc.) or on Twitter @SkuttleTight.

To learn more about Parker FiberNet, please visit parkersystems.net.

Visit Dkota Investments online at dkota.biz.

For all that Visit Kingsport has to offer, please visit visitkingsport.com.

For more on the Grindstaff Rub. Co and their products, please visit grindstaffrubs.com.

For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook at Jesse Little Racing.

Little tweets too. Follow him @JesseLittle97.

For additional information on JJL Motorsports, please visit JJLRacing.com.

JJL Motorsports tweets too. Follow them @JJL_Motorsports.