Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Dressing Sense Called Out by Josh Berry As the Two Spent Time Bench Racing With Rodney Childers

Published 06/23/2023, 5:00 PM EDT

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NASCAR, where speed and intensity reigns supreme, isn’t always push and shove. Drivers often involve themselves in goofy exchanges. Josh Berry, a NASCAR Xfinity Series veteran for Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s team-turned-Cup Series debutant for Stewart-Haas Racing, was in for some fun ahead of the race in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Fans treasure moments of light banter and friendship among drivers as much as the thrilling races. From burning rubber to trading fashion jabs, what unfolded between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Josh Berry is going to tickle the funny bones. 

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., the charismatic racing legend, received a fashion critique from none other than Josh Berry. Conversations drifted from horsepower to fashion choices in an explosive bout of bench racing, joined by Rodney Childers. It added a touch of humour to an otherwise adrenaline-filled scene at the bench meeting.

While the conversation initially revolved around their shared passion for racing. Berry seized the opportunity to call out Earnhardt Jr.’s fashion sense with a twinkle in his eye, igniting laughter from Junior, who was quick to join in the good-natured ribbing.


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“Josh Berry said I look like a high school teacher. Hell of a compliment!!” Junior quipped on his Instagram story

In a NASCAR video, when asked who dresses best, Jeff Burton added, “Dale Jr. can tie a mean tie”.

The 1999 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion was wearing plain khaki pants above a Blue JR Racing T-shirt with his signature glasses. He looked like he was fresh out of his daughter’s parents’ teacher meet.

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As the bench racing went, talk transitioned back to racing topics, with Childers, the esteemed crew chief, sharing his observations. Meanwhile, how are things between Dale Jr. and Berry? 

From local tracks to full-time Cup racing: Josh Berry is his mentor’s pride

Josh Berry will complete his long journey to the top of racing as the replacement for Kevin Harvick. He will be driving with Stewart-Haas Racing next season. Earnhardt has pushed Berry as far as he can. Including eight Cup races with Hendrick Motorsports as an injury replacement for Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman this season. Berry is set to drive #4 Ford Mustang from 2024.

The Tennessee native, while racing for Earnhardt’s Late Model programme, won over a hundred feature races with multiple track championships and the national title. Earnhardt found a way to get Berry several Xfinity Series starts,.“Hey, there’s like a very meagre chance to show what you can do,” Earnhardt explained.


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“You have to go out there and make it happen,” Berry said after winning at Martinsville in his 13th career start.

“I cried as if he were my brother. It’s difficult to describe the emotion, but it was incredible,” Earnhardt recalled of the event that catapulted Berry to national prominence.

Berry has only raced in one full season of the Xfinity Series. But he’s turned a half-season with JR Motorsports into a full-time job, winning five races in 76 career starts. Berry impressed the Hendrick team in his Cup Series starts as a substitute. Even before his second-place finish at Richmond as Elliott’s early-season fill-in.


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Written by:

Brahmi Dhaytadak


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Brahmi Dhaytadak is a NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. She combines her love for F1, Tennis, and NASCAR into electrifying prose that sets the hearts of her readers racing. Whether it was the finesse of Charles Leclerc's maneuvers around Monaco or the artistry of Roger Federer's racket, everything inspired Brahmi to venture into the field of sports journalism.
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Nischal Kandpal




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