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JJL Motorsports, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series team fielding Jesse Little‘s No. 97 truck, is seeking a new owner after the 2019 season for 2020 and beyond, the team announced Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Owner Jason Little and driver Jesse will depart the team after this season; Jason will focus on a new business endeavor, while Jesse turns his attention to opportunities in the Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series in 2020.
“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,” Jason Little said in a team release. “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.”
Jesse is the son of former NASCAR driver Chad Little, and Jason is Chad’s brother.
Little scored seven top-10 finishes while running limited schedules from 2015 to 2019.
“I’m excited about finishing up the 2019 season with JJL Motorsports team and running Phoenix [ISM Raceway] and Homestead[-Miami Speedway] at the end of the year,” Jesse Little said. “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, 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.”
Little has yet to run in the NASCAR Xfinity Series; however, he did make two Cup Series starts in 2018, finishing 35th in at Kentucky Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway in efforts with Premium Motorsports and Gaunt Brothers Racing, respectively.
It’s unknown, should JJL be able to sell its assets, if the new owner would continue under the JJL banner or change the team’s name.