Chad Little will not return to Roush in 2001

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (June 29, 2000) -- Roush Racing and Chad Little announced today that they have mutually agreed not to extend their contract after the conclusion of the 2000 Winston Cup season. However, Little will continue to drive the No....

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (June 29, 2000) -- Roush Racing and Chad Little announced today that they have mutually agreed not to extend their contract after the conclusion of the 2000 Winston Cup season. However, Little will continue to drive the No. 97 John Deere Ford for the remainder of the season.

"I appreciate the support that both John Deere and Jack Roush have given to help me get started in full-time Winston Cup racing," Little said.

Roush Racing intends to continue to operate the No. 97 team in 2001 and beyond, and expects that John Deere will continue to sponsor the team. No driver has been selected to replace Little next season at this time.

Roush Racing is the largest motorsports team in the world with nine teams in NASCAR's three major series: Mark Martin, Jeff Burton (based in Mooresville, N.C.), Kevin Lepage, Chad Little and Matt Kenseth (Concord, N.C.) in the Winston Cup Series; Martin and Burton in the Busch Series; and Greg Biffle and Kurt Busch (Livonia, Mich.) in the Craftsman Truck Series.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Kevin Lepage , Kurt Busch , Chad Little , Jack Roush , Mark Martin