In addition to running the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race for JJL Motorsports on Thursday night, he will also make his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) start driving for Gaunt Brothers Racing.
Little will drive the team’s No. 96 Toyota Camry in the Aug. 18
running of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race after successful making his Cup Series debut last month for Premium Motorsports at Kentucky Speedway.
Little, 21, has two Truck Series starts at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile,” in addition to his four NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) races at the 0.533-mile oval including a pole in 2015.
“I can’t begin to describe to emotion of racing a Truck and a Cup car at Bristol on the same weekend,” said Little. “This is a huge opportunity for me and I want to thank Marty Gaunt (Cup team owner) and Jason Little (Truck team owner) for giving me the tools to race double duty at one of my favorite race tracks.”
Knowing the vary differences between competing in the Truck Series and Cup Series in a span of two days, Little is keeping his expectations realistic but is also eager to put his teams in the headlines for the right reasons.