Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Josh Berry Captures Victory in Seventh Annual IceBreaker at Florence Motor Speedway

Josh Berry wins Icebreaker at Florence Motor Speedway 2022
Josh Berry took home the big win in the 2022 Keen Parts Icebreaker at Florence Motor Speedway. Photo Credit: Brian Murphy.

Josh Berry is continuing to do Josh Berry things, winning the seventh annual Icebreaker at Florence Motor Speedway, driving the No. 8 Tire Pros / Harrison’s Work Wear Chevrolet for JR Motorsports.

Starting the 125-lap feature from third, the Hendersonville, Tennessee-native was pinned to the inside lane on the initial start, dropping back as far as seventh-place in the opening laps.

Berry was able to methodically work his way through the field whilst saving his tires, taking the lead from Casey Kelley on a restart with 45 laps to go. The 31-year-old never looked back, capturing his first victory in the Icebreaker by over 7.5-seconds.

“Yeah, it’s tough,” Berry said in a post-race interview with FloRacing. “In the beginning, it’s just so hard how fast you need to run. One caution can kind of change everything we’re doing. I fell back there a little bit on the bottom, just trying to ride.

“Just tried to do a better job of staying near the front. Last year in this race, I got too far back and just lost track position. Just tried to keep a little better track position and cleaner air.”

The race’s polesitter, Zachary Miracle, suffered an oil leak on an early-race caution, which relegated him to running in last-place. Miracle, much like Berry, was able to work his way through the field, to finish runner-up to Berry and JR Motorsports.

“I’m disappointed with second,” said Miracle. “but at the same time, it’s a great feeling going last to second.”

Kade Brown, Trent Barnes, and Brandon Pierce rounded out the top-five. Casey Kelley, Jacob Heafner, Doug Barnes Jr, Mason Diaz, and Justin Milliken rounded out the top-10.

Other NASCAR notables, include: Bryant Barnhill (16th), Thad Moffitt (20th) and Jeb Burton (22nd).

Joseph Srigley
Joseph Srigley
University of Windsor | Business Administration - Supply Chain & Data Analytics Editor at

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