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Josh Berry Wins 2023 All-Star Open, Ty Gibbs & Noah Gragson Transfer

Josh Berry won the All-Star Open at North Wilkesboro Speedway on Sunday (May 21). Berry is driving in relief of an injured Alex Bowman. This is Berry’s first All-Star Race.

“These guys deserve into be in the All-Star Race,” Berry said of the No. 48 team.

Ty Gibbs finished second and transferred into his first All-Star Race. Gibbs had the dominant car, but due to an earlier incident, drew the ire of Michael McDowell. McDowell slowed the No. 54 Toyota enough to allow Berry to get by.

“We’re short-track racing for a spot in the All-Star Race,” a disappointed McDowell told Fox Sports. “Somebody’s to have hurt feelings after and I guess it’s me.”

McDowell missed the main event for the first time in two seasons.

Noah Gragson was the winner of the Fan Vote and will make his first All-Star appearance. Gragson’s car was heavily damaged in a multi-car accident, but NASCAR allowed them to repair the car.

Gragson thanked the fans during an in-car interview with FOX Sports.

The NASCAR All-Star Race from North Wilkesboro Speedway will be broadcast on FS1, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR radio at 8 p.m. ET.

About the author

Garrett joined Frontstretch as a news writer in 2023, and became a fantasy racing and betting writer in 2024. Hailing from the heart of coal country in southern West Virginia,  he's a married father of three and currently enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at New River Community Technical College in Beaver, WV. He has been a racing fan since 1998, primarily watching NASCAR, but branching out to F1 and IndyCar as his love for motorsports has grown.

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Hamlin got bood more than bubba. Bubba had the crying towel out before stepping out of the tunnel.

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