Josh Berry of Hendersonville, TN will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Iowa Speedway Saturday night. He will drive the #5 Tackle Grab Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. Berry tested a Nationwide car on July 14 at Motor Mile.
The #5 team has a 6.8 average finish in 13 starts, including three wins, nine top fives and 10 top 10s. Kasey Kahne and Kevin Harvick have scored wins at Richmond, Kentucky and Daytona. Rookie Austin Theriault has made two of his three scheduled starts, with a best finish of fifteenth at Iowa in May.
A Late Model driver for JR Motorsports since 2010, Berry’s became eligible for Nationwide competition after two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts. Berry drove the Speedco #45 at Greenville Pickens and Richmond for Darin Odle Motorsports.
“I’ve been very fortunate the past few years to have them supporting my career and wanting me to move up.”
“For our first showing, I felt like it went pretty well,” Berry said of his March 22 debut. “We were pretty quick, qualified fifth, and had a solid run going until getting caught up in some trouble at the end.”