Josh Berry

Learn more about the Driver of the No. 88 Late Model

Name
Josh Berry
Birth Date
Oct. 22, 1990
Hometown
Hendersonville, Tenn.

Every career consists of climbing the ladder toward the top of one’s profession. In 2017, JR Motorsports driver Josh Berry took another one of those steps, and it was a pretty big one at that. The 27-year-old Tennessean claimed the first traveling series championship of his career, winning the CARS Late Model Stock Car Series crown in his No. 88 Chevrolet.

Berry, who won track titles at Motor Mile Speedway in Virginia in 2012 and at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway in 2014, logged six victories in his 22 starts this season, four of them in the CARS series. Berry, the all-time leader in CARS victories with 12, swept the series races at Concord (March and August), and added victories at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway and Tri-County (N.C.) Speedway. Berry ended the season as the all-time leading money winner in CARS LMSC history, second in career poles, top-five and top-10 finishes, races led, laps led and fifth in average finish. He also won twice in 2017 at Hickory in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action, including the Bobby Isaac Memorial for the second straight season. To cap the season off in style, Berry claimed the Myrtle Beach 400 in November.

Following up a 10-victory season in 2015, the 26-year-old Tennessee native rolled to Victory Lane 14 times in 2016, including five victories in CARS Late Model Stock Car series. The victories added to his total as the all-time leader in CARS LMSC victories, and his triumph in the final race of the season, at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C., earned Berry and his No. 88 team the car owner title for the series. He finished third in the driver championship after missing a race to drive one of JRM’s NASCAR Xfinity Series machines at Iowa Speedway in July. In five career starts for JRM in the NXS, Berry has a pair of top-10 finishes (seventh at Richmond Raceway in 2015 and ninth at Iowa Speedway in 2016) and has an average finish of 13.2.

In 2016’s 24 starts, Berry earned the 14 victories and added seven more top-five finishes. Berry won five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series events as well, including the annual Fall Brawl at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Over the past two seasons, Berry has won 24 races in 48 starts, with 30 top-five and 42 top-10 finishes. In addition to his ninth-place finish at Iowa in the No. 88 Chevrolet, Berry raced at Kentucky Speedway and finished 13th in his first start on the 1.5-mile oval.

Berry remains the only JRM driver to win multiple championships for the organization, having won the CARS LMSC driver title in 2017, the CARS owner title in 2016 and the track championships at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway and Motor Mile (Radford, Va.) Speedway.

Berry began his racing career at age 8, competing in the Tennessee Karting Association before progressing to the highly-acclaimed World Karting Association in 2001. Following several seasons racing go-karts, Berry and his father made the decision to progress his career to U.S. Legend cars in 2006. Over the course of three years, Berry collected 21 feature victories and track championships at the famed Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn.

Berry was tabbed by team-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2010 and joined the JRM Late Model program that spring. In only a year, he was named Late Model Most Popular Driver by Speed51.com.  Berry leveraged the popularity into on-track success in 2012, taking home track-champion honors in the NWAAS at Motor Mile Speedway. His dominating season included one win, 15 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes in 18 races.

From its inception in 2002, JR Motorsports has competed locally each year with drivers like TJ Majors (spotter for Earnhardt Jr.), Richard Boswell (former engineer for JRM and now crew chief with Stewart Haas Racing) and Jeremy McGrath (seven-time Supercross champion). Recent drivers include 2017 NXS champion William Byron, Christian Eckes and Anthony Alfredo.

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