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Little Gets Quest for NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship Underway this Weekend

Little Gets Quest for NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship Underway this Weekend

by March 13, 2013 0 comments

tn_1200_fa758b060cae296c7736139115d69aca.jpgSHERRILLS FORD, North Carolina (March 13, 2013)-For Jesse Little a lifetime dream of chasing a NASCAR championship is about to be reality as the driver of the NASCAR Technical Insitute Chevrolet leads his Coulter Motorsports team to Bristol Motor Speedway and the 2013 season opening   event on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

Having the experiences of following in his family’s footsteps in advanacing up the NASCAR ranks begin at the historic Bristol half-mile is not lost on the high school sophomore, Little explained.

“Being able to compete at Bristol with all its history is surreal. The track is unlike any other in the country. It’s fast and very trying. In the end though it’s another race and I need to perform the same as any other event we compete. In the back of my mind though I’m both excited and anxious. I’ve heard my dad (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series director, Chad Little) say Bristol was his favorite track for many years. I can’t wait and this will be a sweet deal all weekend.”

While Bristol is an exciting venue for his formal introduction to chasing the K&N Pro Series championship, the high-banked concrete surface does present challenges that Little respects and is eager to tackle.

“I approach each race the same as far as getting the car set up. I try to understand the unique characteristics of each track and then give good feedback to my crew chief (Kris Bowen). I know from watching races at Bristol and speaking with others who have raced there that entry into the corners and getting the car to turn through them while carrying its speed is key. You can bet I’ll focus on that.”
“Gaining the knowledge in quick fashion is paramount to having success in the DRIVE4COPD 125”, he added.

“With the cars being impounded directly after qualifying Thursday its very important Kris and I find the happy medium between qualifying and the race on Saturday. That will take good communication and strong concentration on my part throughout practice.”

Chasing the K&N Pro Series Rookie of the Year and overall championship is a marathon rather then a sprint. To be successful en route to those titles requires patience with a race car that may be in a winning groove or struggling with its handling, said the driver of the Performance Friction Brakes Impala.

“It’s important to get off to a strong start early in the year. We’re going into this weekend with the mindset of being smart and taking what the car can give me as a driver each and every lap. However, I have to constantly remind myself of the big picture and what it will take to reach our goals. When the car isn’t handling the best the team must come together and take what it will give me. If (the car is) handling how I need it to then we have to be smart and come out with a top five or better.”

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