Berry scores first Xfinity Sequence win at Martinsville
Josh Berry needed to wait practically two days for the Sunday conclusion of the Prepare dinner Out 250 at Martinsville Speedway, but it surely was a worthwhile delay for the late mannequin ace.
Driving for JR Motorsports automobile homeowners Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, Berry took the lead from Ty Gibbs on Lap 223 of 250 and held it the remainder of the best way to win his first NASCAR Xfinity Sequence race in his thirteenth begin.
In a race that was halted by rain after 91 laps on Friday night time and restarted at midday on Sunday, Berry beat JR Motorsports teammate Noah Gragson to the end line by 0.59s. Each Gragson and Daniel Hemric handed Gibbs throughout the closing run to complete second and third respectively.
For Gragson, that meant an additional payday of $100,000 as the very best finisher amongst 4 eligible Xfinity Sprint 4 Money drivers.
However the day belonged to Berry, who led a race-high 95 laps, 10 earlier than the rain arrived on Friday and 85 on Sunday. Berry is the primary driver to win an Xfinity race within the No. 8 automobile since Earnhardt Jr. prevailed at Michigan in 2006.
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