ARCA MENARDS SERIES POINT LEADER JESSE LOVE TO SERVE AS NASCAR
YOUTH SERIES HONORARY GRAND MARSHAL AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL
SPEEDWAY, IN (Aug. 15, 2023) — Jesse Love, driver of the No. 20 Venturini
Motorsports Toyota, has been named the Honorary Grand Marshal for the NASCAR
Youth Series’ national race at Watkins Glen International on Aug., 16-19.
Love is currently the ARCA Menards Series point leader and is the recent winner
in the series with a win at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. In addition to that win,
Love has collected an astonishing seven wins in 2023. His career total wins for the AMS
is 10. Earlier this year, Love piloted his No. 11 Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Craftsman
Truck Series to a ninth place finish at WorldWide Technology Raceway in St. Louis, Mo.
The 18-year-old from Menlo, Calif., began his driving career the age of five in
quarter midgets. By the age of 10 he had moved up to the MavTV Jr. late model series
earning two series championships. He became the youngest driver signed by Toyota
Racing Development at the age of 15. He has since won back-to-back championship
titles in the ARCA Menards Series West in 2020 and 2021.
In 2023, outside of his racing duties in the AMS, Love has two more races
scheduled in the NCTS, along with races in Super Late Models, USAC Silver Crown,
USAC NOS Energy Drink Midgets and Millbridge (N.C.) Speedway Micros.
With almost 60 NYS-sanctioned clubs located all across the country, thousands
of kids ages five and up, along with their families, participate in quarter-midget racing.
Some notable NASCAR graduates of quarter midget racing include Jeff Gordon, Joey
Logano, Ryan Newman, Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney, Justin Allgaier, Harrison Burton,
Justin Haley, Daniel Dye and Todd Gilliland. For more information, visit
NASCAR Youth Series presented by COOKOUT