Who Is Josh Berry? All You Should Know About Dale Earnhardt Jr’s NASCAR Team Driver

Published 04/14/2021, 2:20 PM EDT
MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – APRIL 11: Josh Berry, driver of the #8 Chevrolet Accessories Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Cook Out 250 at Martinsville Speedway on April 11, 2021 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)


Josh Berry won the 2021 Cook Out 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Berry took lead from Ty Gibbs on Lap 223 of 250. He held it the remainder of the race to win his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Above all, it was only his thirteenth NASCAR Xfinity start.

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“Oh, gosh, I have so many people I could thank I could be here until tomorrow morning,” Berry said. “Just Dale, L.W. (Miller), Kelley, everybody for believing in me, everyone on this No. 8 team.

MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – APRIL 11: Josh Berry, driver of the #8 Chevrolet Accessories Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Cook Out 250 at Martinsville Speedway on April 11, 2021 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

“This is just unbelievable,” he said.

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So, while we know him as the latest Xfinity race winner, who really is Josh Berry?

Who is Josh Berry?

Joshua ‘Josh’ Berry is an American racing driver. He races for JR Motorsports, as a part-timer in the CARS Tour and NASCAR Xfinity Series. He races full-time in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series. Moreover, he fills in as a driver mentor for JRM.

He was a usual American citizen before joining the NASCAR circuit. He was a bank teller prior to his NASCAR debut.

Josh made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in 2014. He raced in the U.S. Cellular 250 held at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Berry appeared in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series during the 2016 season, driving the No. 71 Contreras Motorsports truck. He finished the race in the thirteenth spot at Chicagoland Speedway.

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In March 2021, Berry got back to the arrangement. He was the replacement driver for Kris Wright in the No. 02 of Young’s Motorsports at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

His previous best finish came just three races earlier at the Alsco Uniforms 300 in Las Vegas, where he finished in the 7th spot.

Above all, Berry is the only JRM driver to win multiple championships for his team. He won the CARS LMSC driver title in 2017, the CARS owner title in 2016. Berry also won the track championships at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway and Motor Mile (Radford, Va.) Speedway.

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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