BUSCH: Texas Chad Little Picks up Busch Series Duties

CONCORD, N.C. (March 29, 2000) - Chad Little, driver of the No. 97 John Deere Ford, will make a return to the Busch Series, Grand National Division at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the Albertson's 300. Little will assume the driving...

CONCORD, N.C. (March 29, 2000) - Chad Little, driver of the No. 97 John Deere Ford, will make a return to the Busch Series, Grand National Division at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the Albertson's 300. Little will assume the driving duties of the No. 30 Little Trees Busch car in addition to his full-time responsibilities with Roush Racing's No. 97 team. This extra seat time should pay dividends for the John Deere Motorsports team, as they look to improve upon their second-place finish at Texas in 1998.

"This is an exciting opportunity for me that will hopefully aid the John Deere team on Sunday," said Little, who will attempt to make his first start in a Busch car since the fall race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway in 1998. "Right now, we're talking about running 10 to 12 races this year with the No. 30 team, while competing full-time on the Winston Cup circuit. I will pull double-duty on many of the weekends where the Busch Series runs as a companion event to the Winston Cup races. It should be a win-win situation for all parties involved. I'll be able to pick up a few extra hours of practice behind the wheel, and at the same time I will try to establish some stability for the No. 30 Busch car."

Little will take to the track on Thursday for Busch Series qualifying and began his Winston Cup duties on Friday as the teams prepare for Sunday's DIRECTV 500.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Chad Little