In 2015, Josh Berry will again steer the JR Motorsports late-model charge in the No. 88 Speedco Chevrolet. On the heels of a season that included a second track championship at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway and 11 wins in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS), Berry continues to make his mark in JRM history. The 24-year-old now stands as the only JRM driver to win multiple championships for the organization.
To bolster his title at Hickory, Berry totaled 22 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes on the season. His success at the local level also carried him into NASCAR XFINITY competition in 2014. Berry made two starts for JRM in the No. 5 Chevrolet, at Iowa Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Berry began his racing career at age eight, competing in the Tennessee Karting Association before progressing to the highly-acclaimed World Karting Association in 2001. Following several seasons racing go-karts, Berry and his father made the decision to progress his career to INEX Legends cars in 2006. Over the course of three years, Berry collected 21 feature victories and track championships at the famed Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn.
Berry was tabbed by team-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2010 and joined the JRM late-model program that spring. In only a year, he was named Late Model Most Popular Driver by Speed51.com. Berry leveraged the popularity into on-track success in 2012, taking home track champion honors in the NWAAS at Motor Mile Speedway (Radford, Va.). His dominating season included one win, 15 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes in 18 races.
Following up a strong season in 2012, Berry secured a pair of wins in 2013 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Proving his track versatility, he also qualified inside the top 10 out of 80 cars, in two appearances at Martinsville Speedway’s annual 300-lap event.
From its inception in 2002, JR Motorsports has competed locally each year with drivers like TJ Majors (spotter for Earnhardt and Regan Smith), Richard Boswell (engineer for JRM’s No. 88 entry in the XFNITY Series) and Jeremy McGrath (seven-time Supercross Champion).
- Crowned NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champion at Hickory Motor Speedway.
- Finished 12th in NASCAR Nationwide Series debut on Aug. 2nd at Iowa Speedway.
- Crowned NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champion at Motor Mile Speedway.
- 19th place in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Points
- Won first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race at Motor Mile Speedway on April 30, 2011
- Qualified into the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 on time.
- 2011 Speed51.com Most Popular Late Model Driver
- Named JR Motorsports Late Model driver
- Best finish of 6th at Motor Mile Speedway in September out of a 35 car field.
- Fairgrounds Speedway at Nashville Legends Pro Track Champion
- Mid-South Legends Tour Pro Champion
- Huntsville Speedway Legends Track Champion
- 3rd Place Fairgrounds Speedway at Nashville Legends Pro Division
- 2007 Music City Motorplex Legends Semi-Pro Track Champion
- 2007 Brooks & Dunn/Total Performance Racing Products Mid-South Legends Tour Semi-Pro Champion
- 2007 INEX TN State Semi-Pro Champion
- 2007 Music City Motorplex Most Improved Legends Driver
- 2nd Place Music City Motorplex Jr Frontrunner Division
- Music City Motorplex Jr Frontrunner Division Champion
- Alabama Winter Asphalt Series Jr Sportsman 2 Lite Champion
- Alabama Winter Asphalt Series Jr Sportsman 2 Heavy Champion
- Alabama Winter Asphalt Series Jr Sportsman Champ Champion
- 2nd Place Indiana Speedway Pavement Divisional Jr Sportsman 2 Lite
- 2nd Place Indiana Speedway Pavement Divisional Jr Sportsman 2 Heavy
- 5th Place Jr Sportsman 2 Heavy WKA National Points Standings
- 6th Place Jr Sportsman 2 Lite WKA National Points Standings
- 7th Place Jr Sportsman Champ WKA National Points Standings
- WKA Grand National Champion Jr Sportsman 1 Heavy – Chapel Hill, NY
- WKA Divisional Points Champion Jr Sportsman Champ
- 4th Place Jr Sportsman 1 Heavy WKA National Points Standings
- 8th Place Jr Sportsman 1 Lite WKA National Points Standings
- 10th Place Jr Sportsman Champ WKA National Points Standings
- TKA Briggs Jr Sportsman 1 Lite Champion
- TKA Briggs Jr Sportsman 1 Heavy Champion
- WKA Briggs Jr Sportsman 1 Lite Divisional Champion
- WKA Briggs Jr Sportsman 1 Heavy Divisional Champion