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Friday Faceoff: Should Teams Look for More Short Track Racers to Fill Marquee Rides?

2021 Xfinity Martinsville Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports, Victorious (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Considering the sudden success of drivers like Ross Chastain and Josh Berry, is it important for the sport to have teams look at veteran short track racers? What other largely unknown driver could excel given the right opportunity? Luken Glover: It definitely is worth a look into. Both Ross Chastain and Josh Berry excelled greatly …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Josh Berry Get Waiver to Compete for Xfinity Title?

2021 Xfinity Martinsville Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Win (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Josh Berry‘s victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway was something special. A career short-track ace, the only thing holding Berry back from a successful career in NASCAR is money. Berry drives a Dale Earnhardt Jr. owned late model at several short tracks around the country. He has multiple short track championships …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Why Aren’t We at Richmond This Weekend?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series is off this weekend as NASCAR stays within the Commonwealth of Virginia and races at Richmond Raceway. That’s a shame. Last week, the series raced at Martinsville Speedway, albeit delayed due to a weather postponement. What transpired was vintage short-track racing. You had a short-track ace, Josh Berry, in one of …

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Tire Pros Sponsoring 2 Additional Races for Josh Berry

2021 Xfinity Martinsville Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Win (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

After winning at Martinsville Speedway, Tire Pros has increased its primary sponsorship for two additional events for Josh Berry, JR Motorsports VP Kelley Earnhardt tweeted April 14. The sponsorship increases from six to eight races for the No. 8 JRM team. Berry will carry Tire Pros on the hood at Talladega Superspeedway on April 24 …

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Dropping the Hammer: Josh Berry’s Big Chance Pays Off

Josh Berry wins at Martinsville

(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR media)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series should introduce a new slogan: “The Xfinity Series: Where 30 is the new 20.” After Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway, this slogan would apply almost exclusively to one driver: Josh Berry. The newest driver to claim a win in NASCAR’s second-tier national series wasn’t a baby-faced twentysomething who’d have trouble getting …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Martin Truex Jr. Under Par With His Short (Track) Game

Martin Truex Jr. enjoys his win at Martinsville Speedway April 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If the stats tell the story, then it seems that Martin Truex Jr. has suddenly turned into short-track ace. In his first 80 Cup races on tracks under a mile in length, Truex won exactly zero. None. Then, after finally breaking through at Richmond in 2019, he’s taken home the trophy in five of his …

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Josh Berry Earns Sponsorship Offer After Martinsville Win

2021 Xfinity Martinsville Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports, Celebratory Beer (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Update (April 12, 10:45 a.m. ET): It sounds like Camping World sponsorship for Josh Berry at Talladega Superspeedway may be a go. “Sounds like a great opportunity!” JR Motorsports owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted. “Let’s eat!” Sounds like a great opportunity! Let’s eat! https://t.co/xIDZWRvGKj — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) April 12, 2021 Original story: Just hours …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Josh Berry Bags Maiden Win; Joe Graf Jr, Gray Gaulding Come to Blows Post-Race

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

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The Cook Out 250 from Martinsville Speedway is in the books and Josh Berry is officially a NASCAR Xfinity Series winner in only his 13th series start. Berry came home to the checkered flag in front of Noah Gragson, Daniel Hemric, Ty Gibbs and Brandon Jones – as well as an adoring Martinsville crowd. JR …

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Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500

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#19: Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro celebrates his win

Who… should you be talking about after the race? The streak of different winners to start 2021 came to an end Sunday at Martinsville Speedway when Martin Truex Jr. took the checkered flag for the second time this season in the rain-delayed Blue Emu 500. Truex didn’t dominate, didn’t even have the best car for most …

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Josh Berry Breaks Through at Martinsville, Secures First Career Xfinity Win

Josh Berry and Ty Gibbs racing at Phoenix, 3/13/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It took almost 48 hours, but for Josh Berry, the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Cook Out 250 was worth the wait at Martinsville Speedway. In his fifth season competing part-time in the sport’s penultimate level, Berry emerged from a Friday night rain delay with the fastest car Sunday (April 11) to win in his 13th career …

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