JR Motorsports announced today that Josh Berry will drive in two races at Motor Mile Speedway for the company’s late model program.
Berry, a 19-year-old native of Hendersonville, Tenn., will pilot the No. 72 Chevrolet in those two events on April 3rd and 17th. “Josh is quite a talent,” said Willie Jackson, manager of JRM’s late model campaign.
“Despite his young age, he still manages to bring over 10 years of racing experience and impressive stats to our organization. We’re proud to offer him this opportunity.”
Berry is no stranger to success behind the wheel. His racing résumé includes track championships in Legends cars at Fairgrounds Speedway at Nashville, Huntsville Speedway, Music City Motorplex and numerous feature wins. Although Motor Mile marks the Tennessean’s first race in a late model, it won’t be his first time behind the wheel. Berry participated in a test at the facility with the JRM team in mid March.
“This is such a wonderful opportunity,” said Berry. “I’ve been very impressed with the JR Motorsports organization as a whole, and I want to thank everyone at JRM for being so helpful and supportive through this process. “My goals are to do my best to finish both the races, and if all goes well, we’ll have a definite shot at being competitive.” Veteran late model racer Richard Boswell Jr. will resume driving duties of the No. 72 Chevrolet following the April 17th race at Motor Mile Speedway.
About JR Motorsports: JR Motorsports is the management company and racing operation for Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s seven-time Most Popular Driver and winner of more than 40 NASCAR-sanctioned races. JR Motorsports competes in multiple racing divisions, including the NASCAR Nationwide Series. In 2008 JRM enjoyed a breakout season with four Nationwide Series victories between its two teams. The company followed suit with four more wins in 2009. The JR Motorsports facilities are based out of Mooresville, N.C., and includes the JR Nation retail store, Hammerhead Entertainment, and DEJ Realty. For more information on JR Motorsports, visit www.dalejr.com.