JJL Motorsports

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JJL Motorsports
Owner(s)Jason Little
BaseSherrills Ford, North Carolina
SeriesNASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Race drivers97. Jesse Little
Sponsors97. Wings Over North Georgia Air Show, Skuttle Tight, PFC Brakes, Penske Racing Shocks, Rustic Rub Co.
Debut2015 Lucas Oil 200 (Dover)
Latest race2018 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Races competedTotal: 73
Gander Outdoors Truck Series: 27
K&N Pro Series East: 42
K&N Pro Series West: 4
Drivers' Championships0
Race victoriesTotal: 1
Gander Outdoors Truck Series: 0
K&N Pro Series East: 1
K&N Pro Series West: 0
Pole positionsTotal: 3
Gander Outdoors Truck Series: 0
K&N Pro Series East: 3
K&N Pro Series West: 0

JJL Motorsports is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. JJL Motorsports is based in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina. The team fields the No. 97 Ford F-150 part-time for Jesse Little.

Gander Outdoors Truck Series[edit]

Truck No. 97 history[edit]

In 2015, the team made their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Dover as Team Little Motorsports fielding No. 97 Toyota Tundra in a partnership with ThorSport Racing, but an early crash ended Jesse Little's day early finishing 30th. The team also attempted the Chicagoland race but also finished 30th. The team returned at Texas and Homestead and finished 15th at Texas and 14th at Homestead respectively.

In 2016, the team was renamed to JJL Motorsports. The No. 97 truck made two attempts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the fall races at Texas and Homestead finishing 20th and 18th respectively.

In 2017, Jesse Little returned to the No. 97 truck, running 4 races. The first one was at Dover, where he finished 14th. Jesse Little then finished a season best 8th in Iowa. Little next raced at Bristol, continuing his strong performance, finishing 13th. His last start of 2017 came in Phoenix, where he was involved in a late race crash, finishing 18th.

In 2018, JJL Motorsports and Jesse Little returned for 9 races but now switched manufacturer to Ford.[1] Little finished with six top tens, the highest finish a 6th at Iowa, the team's best finish to date in the Truck Series. Roger Reuse drove the 97 at Mosport in collaboration with Jordan Anderson Racing.

In 2019 JJL and Jesse Little increased their schedule again, planning to run 12 to 15 races in the newly-renamed Gander Outdoors Truck Series.[2] Before the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200, Diversified Utility Group LLC's Logan Puckett purchased the team and rebranded it as Diversified Motorsports Enterprises for the 2020 season.[3]


  1. ^ "JJL Motorsports set for increased NASCAR Truck Series presence in 2018". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN Internet Ventures. January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Jesse Little; JJL Motorsports set to return to Trucks in 2019 – JJL Motorsports". Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  3. ^ "JJL Motorsports set for final Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway". JJL Motorsports. November 12, 2019. Retrieved November 12, 2019.

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