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Josh Berry Returns to JRM for 2023

Current full-time JR Motorsports driver Josh Berry will return to the team for another full year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2023, the organization announced Oct. 18.

“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 in a team release. “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.”

Berry first began driving for JRM as a late model driver and has earned five Xfinity Series race wins in the last two seasons. In 2022, the 32-year-old began his first career full-time year on the NASCAR level.

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“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,” team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. said. “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.”

In 2022, Berry has already earned 20 top 10s, 11 top fives and three victories including a win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend that saw Berry earn his spot in the series’ playoff Championship 4 finale at Phoenix Raceway.

Berry’s announcement confirms the four drivers competing for JRM in 2023, with Brandon Jones running the No. 9. Noah Gragson is moving up to the Cup Series for Petty GMS Motorsports.

About the author

Dalton Hopkins began writing for Frontstretch in April 2021. Currently, he is the lead writer for the weekly Thinkin' Out Loud column and one of our lead reporters. Beforehand, he wrote for IMSA shortly after graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2019. Simultaneously, he also serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.

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