FOX Sports reporter Jamie Little takes an Air Race two-seater ride
October 19 | FoxSports.com
FOX Sports NASCAR reporter Jamie Little got into a different kind of motorsport last weekend.
In the lead up to the finale of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Las Vegas, she jumped into an Extra 330LX, a lightweight but robust low-wing monoplane – and got the ride of her life.
Cristian Bolton, a Chilean pilot in the Challenger Cup class of Red Bull Air Race, took her for a ride that included turning maneuvers, low level flying through the gates, high G turns – and he even gave her control of the steering stick.
Bolton is a major in the Chilean Air Force as well as the squadron commander of Chile’s prestigious Halcones Aerobatic Team. Bolton became a tactical fighter pilot in 1995 and has been both a fighter pilot and a flight instructor for the Air Force.
On Sunday, Britain’s Paul Bonhomme won the title after coming into the round with an eight-point lead over Australia’s Matt Hall.
In the Red Bull Air Race, which is the official world championship of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the world’s top pilots hit speeds of up to 230 miles an hour while enduring forces of up to 10G as they navigate as precisely as possible through a low-level slalom track marked by 25-meter high air-filled pylons.
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Jamie Little’s NASCAR gig reflects her daredevil spirit
04/07/2015 | Orlando Sentinel
Jamie Little wears it well, whether it’s a Nomex firesuit or a bikini for a fashion shoot. She has the photos and the resume to prove both worlds can co-exist.
Little has dabbled in modeling, but her passion remains racing. NASCAR. Motocross. Dirt bikes.
Little is in her first year as a pit reporter for Fox on Sprint Cup race weekends. But the only thing different about the gig is that she has ditched the ESPN-issued firesuit in favor of comfortable work clothes and matching jewelry.
She had covered the Xfinity Series and IndyCar Series for ESPN and ABC Sports since 2004.
“It’s a sentimental thing I leave behind,” she said of the firesuit. “It never bothered me. I thought it was very professional and made life easier on the road. You don’t have to think about what you were wearing. When they see me wearing a uniform like that, they’re listening to what I’m saying and not critiquing what I’m wearing.”
Be clear about one thing: Little isn’t on air for the stereotypical eye-candy. She drops the knowledge with authority. She has been passionate about racing since she was a child growing up in Las Vegas.
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NASCAR reporter Jamie Little calls Las Vegas home
March, 03 2015 | FOX 5 Las Vegas
While the drivers get most of the attention during race weeks, a Las Vegas Valley native has worked up to the national NASCAR spotlight.
Jamie Little is a graduate of Green Valley High School and calls Summerlin home. After years of covering NASCAR for ESPN, Little joined the Fox Sports team this year.
Little worked the Daytona 500 for Fox Sports in February, making her the first woman to handle pit road for that race and the Indianapolis 500.
“Fox came to me when they found out that ESPN wasn’t re-upping their contract with NASCAR. They said they were interested, and I was like, ‘Really? Me? You want me to come over to your family?’ They always looked like they had so much fun,” Little said.
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Jamie Little makes her own history by joining Fox for Daytona 500
02/17/2015 | Charlotte Observer.com
She’s one of the most knowledgeable reporters in motor sports, an author, a restaurateur and the daughter of a showgirl, but all people want to know when they meet Jamie Little is about the fight at Texas Motor Speedway.
She was in the middle of the melee between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski in November – close enough to hear fists on flesh – and she got there because she could sense it coming.
“I knew something was going to happen,” says Little, who got her start in motor sports broadcasting more than a decade ago with the old Charlotte-based Speed Channel, now Fox Sports 1. “I’ve been in enough of these brawls to know what’s going to go down.”
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Jamie Little joins Jamie Little joins Fox Sports
09/25/2014 | Las Vegas Review Journal
Jamie Little was loyal to ESPN/ABC, the sports broadcasting giant at which over 16 years she built a career as a motor sports pit reporter.
But Little, who went to Green Valley High School and lives in Summerlin, also knew ESPN wouldn’t be airing NASCAR after this season.
A motor sports person at heart, Little will leave for Fox Sports to cover NASCAR beginning next season.
“God knows I will cover anything with a motor,” Little said Thursday morning before leaving for Dover, Del., to cover this weekend’s NASCAR races for ESPN. “I’ve been traveling for racing since I was 22. That’s why I didn’t want to cover anything but racing. I’m so invested in it. I enjoy it so much. It isn’t a job to me.”
Fox Sports will broadcast the first half of the NASCAR schedule next season, and NBC will take over the second half.
Little will stay close to the sport over the final half of the season as well, still going to races and reporting for the Fox Sports 1 studio show. But the travel will be a little lighter, and that was important for Little, who has a 2-year-old son, Carter Selman.
“I can be a mom,” she said. “Now I should be home more.”
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Jamie Little joins NASCAR on FOX team as pit reporter in 2015
09/25/2014 | FOX Sports.com
FOX Sports announces the addition of veteran motorsports reporter Jamie Little to the NASCAR on FOX family beginning in January 2015.
Little will serve as a pit reporter for NASCAR on FOX’s 15th season of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series coverage and its first year televising the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Her assignments also include select additional races and special events throughout the year.
“Bringing Jamie into the NASCAR on FOX fold is a huge addition for FOX Sports,” said John Entz, EVP, Production & Executive Producer, FOX Sports. “While her versatility is remarkable, her ability to think on her feet and report not only the news but also the sport’s human-interest stories, with a down-to-earth presentation, makes her a perfect fit for FOX.”
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