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Josh Berry Earns First Top 10 Subbing for Chase Elliott

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Josh Berry redeems himself at Phoenix with a 10th place finish, getting all four Hendrick cars inside the top 10.

What’s Happening

Josh Berry improved his finish in his second start driving the No. 9 Napa Chevrolet subbing in for an injured Chase Elliott. Berry is slowly adapting to the Next Gen car as he gets more seat time.

  • Josh Berry is coming off a 29th place finish in Las Vegas where he made his first start in the Next Gen car.
  • Many fans and those among the NASCAR industry were curious to see if the Xfinity Series regular could handle the Next Gen car after getting short notice to fill in. This marks Josh Berry’s first NASCAR Cup Series top 10 finish.
  • All four Hendrick Motorsports cars finished the United Rentals Work United 500 inside the top 10. William Byron gets back-to-back victories leading all drivers currently in the win category for the 2023 season. Kyle Larson comes home 4th after starting on the pole for today’s race and Alex Bowman bring his No. 48 Ally Chevy across the line in 9th.

The Main Characters

Jonathan Fjeld caught up with Josh Berry to get his reaction on his day at Phoenix and getting his first top 10 finish in Cup.

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The No. 9 Team’s Twitter Page congratulated Josh Berry on his top 10 finish.

In The Stands

JBTheExplorer had high hopes for Josh Berry to adapt to the Next Gen car.

Brandon Lawson shares his excitement on Josh Berry’s performance on Twitter and has his eyes on Josh Berry in the No. 9 car at Atlanta.

TDD’s own Joey Stone acknowledges the turnaround from last week’s result in Las Vegas.

The Twitter page for Dawsonville Pool Room congratulated Josh Berry in his performance substituting for hometown hero Chase Elliott.

Colby Evans wasn’t too thrilled about the outcome of the race, but is ecstatic to see Josh Berry get a top 10.

On Your Screen

Content Creator Michael Mrucz cheers on Josh Berry as he is showing improvement driving the Next Gen car.

Eric Estepp shares his thoughts on Twitter on the United Rentals Work United 500 results.

From The Pressbox

Jonathan Fjeld was able to get a few comments from 4-Time Cup Series Champion and Vice Chairman at Hendrick, Jeff Gordon.

SiriusXM NASCAR producer Davey Segal Tweets out the finishing positions for all Hendrick Motorsports cars at Phoenix Raceway.

Motorsports reporter Alan Cavanna posted on his Twitter page on the average running position for the No. 9 Team today in Phoenix.

Knowing that Josh Berry will continue to substitute in the No. 9 car for the ovals, gives the Xfinity Series regular many opportunities to show everyone on the biggest platform in NASCAR. Will Berry continue to improve and have consistent runs or was this top 10 run the peak?

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