Jesse Little finished 14th in the Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday.
Little’s result added 23 points to his season total.
Little started and finished in the 14th position. The first-year driver has one top-10 finish in his career.
The Sherrills Ford, North Carolina native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting five spots higher than his career mark of 18.8 and completing the race five places ahead of his 19.5 career average finish.
Little battled against a field of 36 drivers on the way to his 14th-place finish. The race endured nine cautions and 40 caution laps. There were six lead changes.
Austin Cindric earned the victory in the race, and Riley Herbst took second. Ross Chastain placed third, Chase Briscoe took fourth, and Michael Annett grabbed the No. 5 spot.
Noah Gragson got off to a great start in the race, winning Stages 1 and 2, but couldn’t hold on to end up in Victory Lane.