JR Motosports announced on Wednesday that the team’s Late Model Champion will drive the No. 5 Chevrolet at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15th. It marks his second Nationwide Series start after making his debut last month.
“I’m very thankful that Ragu came on board and that everybody at JRM has worked so hard to make this happen,” Berry said on Fast Lane Family, which can be accessed free of charge at DaleJr.com and numerous podcasting apps. “Just like when I first started driving the late model, it started with one race. If one race went good, it went to two. Now we’re at two (in the Nationwide Series), if this goes well, hopefully we can do more. That’s definitely what I want to do.
“I have a pretty good feeling that Homestead-Miami weekend is going to be a very exciting weekend, not just for me, but for all of JR Motorsports.”
Berry locked up the championship at Hickory Motor Speedway last weekend with eight wins and 34 point margin on second despite missing a weekend to run Iowa Speedway on August 2nd. Berry started 10th at Iowa before finishing 12th.
“My approach to Homestead will be the same as it was at Iowa,” Berry said. “These guys gave me a lot of video of in-car footage, and I’m going to watch that. I’m going to study as much as I can, talk to as many people as I can – Dale (Earnhardt Jr.), Kevin (Harvick), Regan and Chase. I’ll probably annoy everybody, but I’m going to do all I can to prepare myself.”
Berry will have sponsorship from Ragu, which has been partnered with JRM since 2011.