MOORESVILLE, N.C. – official release — JRM photo — Josh Berry likes challenges. The North Carolinian will face a hefty one on Aug. 2.
The 23-year-old Late Model driver for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports team is set to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Iowa Speedway in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.
Berry, a Hendersonville, Tenn. native, has four wins and eight poles driving the No. 88 SpeedCo Chevy at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway. He won the track championship at Virginia’s Motor Mile Speedway in 2012, the first title in JRM’s history.
Berry will drive the No. 5 JRM Chevrolet at Iowa, but it won’t be his first NASCAR touring-series start. He’s competed in two K&N Pro Series East races, at Greenville-Pickens Speedway and Richmond Int’l Raceway.