Josh Berry is set to return to JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2023, the organization announced on Tuesday.
Berry, who secured his spot in the ‘Championship Four’ via a victory in Saturday’s Alsco Uniforms 302 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, will continue to pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro.
A native of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Berry is a five-time winner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, three of which have come this year in a banner season for JRM.
“We’ve been lucky to have Josh spend so much of his career with JR Motorsports. He’s been successful at every level for us,” said team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. “He’s performed well and won races in our cars, and now he’s contending for NASCAR championships. He established our Late Model team as a championship-caliber program and is now contributing to our Xfinity program. And I couldn’t be more proud to have him back at JRM in 2023.”
The soon-to-be 32-year-old will join a currently announced four-car that includes Sam Mayer (No. 1), Justin Allgaier (No. 7), and newcomer Brandon Jones (No. 9).
Berry’s story is an incredible one, having run a part-time schedule in the second-tier series in 2021, before success in a fill-in role launched him into a full-season slate for JR Motorsports in 2022.
“JR Motorsports has always been my home as a racer, and I’m proud to return to JRM and the No. 8 team for 2023,” Berry said. “When I came here, it was as a Late Model driver and mechanic, and when I got the opportunity to race full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, it was a dream come true. We’ll race for a series championship next month, and that’s nearly full-circle for me with the team. I can’t thank Dale, Kelley, LW and Mr. Hendrick enough for this opportunity.”
Sponsorship partners for Berry’s second straight full-time season will be announced at a later date.