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Eyes On Xfinity: Josh Berry’s Opportunity Now Bigger Than Ever

Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Celebrates (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Over time, lack of experience, even if not on purpose, has marked many drivers that have contended for and won championships in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In recent years, guys like Austin Cindric, William Byron, Chase Elliott and Austin Dillon have hoisted the series’ championship trophy. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It’s …

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Josh Berry In for Michael Annett at Michigan

#8: Josh Berry, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Tire Pros

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As Michael Annett continues to recover from his recent leg surgery, he will once again not compete at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway, JR Motorsports announced Aug. 18. Josh Berry will replace him, driving the No. 1 Chevrolet this weekend. This will be the fourth race this season that Annett has …

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Austin Cindric Starting Michigan Xfinity Race From Pole

#22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Car Shop

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2021 New Holland 250 will see the two NASCAR winners at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course start on the front row; Austin Cindric will start first and AJ Allmendinger will start second. Cindric won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Indy road course for his fifth win this season. Allmendinger won the …

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Josh Berry Adds Tire Pros Sponsorship for 2022

Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Celebrates (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

One day after announcing that longtime driving prospect Josh Berry will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022, JR Motorsports announced Aug. 17 that the 30-year-old will also see part-time sponsor Tire Pros return for nine races next year. “Tire Pros has been great, they’ve been big supporters …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: AJ Allmendinger Ahead of the Curb In Indy Win

AJ Allmendinger celebrates his win in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, August 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kirade Photography)

AJ Allmendinger may be competing for the championship in the NASCAR Xfinity Series but he still occasionally finds time to dabble in the sport’s top level. After Sunday’s (Aug. 15) NASCAR Cup Series race on the Indianapolis road course, he’s quite glad to have participated in that one. Allmendinger picked up his second career win, …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Turn 6 Curb Was Not Appealing

Kyle Larson during the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 8/15/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. The Turn 6 curb was not appealing If you have seen the highlights, you know one of the premier storylines from this historic 2021 August edition of racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Turn 6 was problematic all race weekend, from the second either a NASCAR or IndyCar turned onto the asphalt. Scott McLaughlin and …

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Bubba Wallace Returning to Xfinity at Michigan

Bubba Wallace

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bubba Wallace will run in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway for Hattori Racing Enterprises, the team announced Monday (Aug. 16). Austin Hill was originally going to race there but has decided to focus on the Camping World Truck Series playoffs, which begins this week at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. …

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Josh Berry Running Full Season for JRM in 2022

Josh Berry

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Josh Berry‘s storybook climb to the top ranks of NASCAR continues as the 30-year-old will run a full Xfinity Series schedule for JR Motorsports in 2022, the team announced Aug. 16. Berry will compete for the 2022 NXS title behind the wheel of the No. 8 Chevrolet, his first full-time ride in any NASCAR Series. …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Delivers Penske Sweep; Turtle and Curb Misery

2021 Indy road Indianapolis NXS Austin Cindric kiss the bricks NKP

Austin Cindric kissing the bricks after winning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Saturday’s (Aug. 14) doubleheader began with the NTT IndyCar Series’ Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix, which Will Power, a Team Penske driver, won. Twenty-eight cars were in that race, and four of them were owned by Roger Penske. The Captain had a one-in-seven shot at winning. When the NASCAR Xfinity Series took its turn …

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