JR Motorsports Taps Josh Berry for Partial Xfinity Schedule in 2021

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Josh Berry will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports in the first half of the NASCAR Xfinity Series 2021 season. 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. appeared on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio with Berry, where he told the 29-year-old that he will drive for the organization in approximately 12 races. 

The news comes after Berry’s NASCAR Weekly Series championship, where he earned 26 wins, 36 top-five finishes and 38 top-10 finishes. 

“I’m excited to tell you…that we’re committing to put you in the No. 8 Chevrolet for a dozen races in the first half of 2021,” Earnhardt Jr. told Berry. “You worked hard for this opportunity. We’ll have more details in the coming months, but I wanted to let you know we’re going to go Xfinity racing next year.”

Berry, who is a 10-year veteran of JRM’s late model program, has seven Xfinity Series starts, including five for JR Motorsports. He has a best finish of seventh at Richmond in 2015. 

“I'm honestly speechless," Berry said. "That's the last thing I would have expected. Gosh, that's amazing. I can't wait to prepare for that and get going. [It's] truly unbelievable. I just can't thank everybody enough for believing in me and giving me these opportunities. For a short track guy, it’s just amazing to see these opportunities come about.”

The No. 8 Chevrolet will run a full schedule in 2021, with Sam Mayer filling the seat for the last half of the season after he turns 18 in late June of next year. 
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JR Motorsports Taps Josh Berry for Partial Xfinity Schedule in 2021 JR Motorsports Taps Josh Berry for Partial Xfinity Schedule in 2021 Reviewed by Courtney Horn on Friday, October 23, 2020 Rating: 5

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