Track: Richmond Raceway- Oval (0.75-Miles)
Race: Go Bowling 250
Date: September 11, 2021
Format: 250 Laps –75/75/100; 187.5 Miles
No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group / Solid Rock Carriers Chevrolet Camaro SS – Josh Berry
Stage 1: 18
Stage 2: 16
Laps Completed: 250
Laps Led: 0
Stage One Recap:
– Making his fourth start for Jordan Anderson Racing (JAR), Josh Berry would line up 33rd on the grid for the Go Bowling 250 after the starting lineup was determined by the competition-based performance metrics system; fastest lap in the previous race 15 percent, driver finish from previous race 25 percent, owner points 25 percent, and driver points 35 percent.
– As the green flag dropped for the start of the Go Bowling 250, Berry would use his short track expertise to quickly move forward working his way into the 28th position by Lap-3 and to 26th by Lap-5.
– Continuing to move forward Berry would move ahead four more spots by Lap-10 claiming the 22nd position.
– As rubber would continue to get laid down on the track the No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet would continue to pass cars as it would work its way by the No. 5 on Lap-13 into 21st in the running order.
– A lap later Berry would work his way by the No. 68 into 20th.
– The next eight laps Berry would follow the No. 8 until he would be able to get a run on him on Lap-28 moving into the 19th spot.
– Racing hard with one another the No. 8 would move back around Berry on Lap-34 bumping him back into the 20th spot.
– The first caution flag of the day would drop over the speedway on Lap-35 for the planned competition caution.
– Running in the 20th position Berry and the No. 31 Chevrolet would remain on track and line back up in 18th after the choose on Lap-42.
– Berry would remain in 18th until he was able to move around the No. 5 and No. 19 on Lap-50 moving his way into the 16th spot.
– Lap-60 the No. 23 would move in front of the No. 31 shuffling Berry back a position into 17th.
– Five laps later Berry would grab the spot back driving around the No. 7.
– Tire fall off would begin to become an issue as a lap later Berry would lose the position to the No. 99 dropping him back into the 17th spot.
– Lap-70 would see Berry loose another spot to the No. 39.
– At the completion of Stage 1 Berry would cross the Green and White checkered flag in the 18th spot.
Stage Two Recap:
– During the Stage break Crew Chief Arthur (Artie) Haire would call Berry to pit lane for a scheduled four tire and fuel stop.
– Berry would line up 21st for the re-start on Lap-83.
– Lap-86 the third caution would be displayed when the No. 44 would spin around after contact with the No. 90.
– Scored in the 22nd position when the caution fell Berry would remain on track and would restart in the 21st position for the Lap-92 restart.
– Lap-94 would see Berry advance another position into 20th.
– On Lap-100 Berry would move ahead of the No. 7 and No. 23 to move back into the 18th spot where he would remain for the next 15 circuits.
– Berry would find himself in the 17th position on Lap-115 after moving around the No. 19.
– Remaining in 17th for the next ten laps Berry would advance ahead of the No. 2 on Lap-125 earning the 16thspot.
– Continuing to make circuits Berry would run in 16th position until the fourth caution would come out with two laps remaining in Stage-2 for the No. 74 who would spin in Turn-4.
– Stage-2 would end under caution and Berry would be credited with 16th position in the running order.
– Under the stage break, Berry would come to pit lane for four tires, and fuel, and would restart the final Stage 15th in line on Lap-158.
– Lap-160 Berry would remain 15th in the running order.
– Five circuits later Berry was on the move again working his way around the No. 68 into the 14th spot.
– The fifth caution would come out on Lap-170 when the No. 15 would spin in Turn-4.
– Running in the 14th position Berry would remain on the track and would line up 13th for the Lap-176 restart.
– Berry would continue to work his way forward on the green flag advancing to 13th by Lap-180.
– Caution would be displayed for the sixth time on Lap-182 when the No. 4 would hit the wall, and become stalled at the entrance to pit road and would require a push.
– Crew Chief Arthur (Artie) Haire would call Berry to the pit lane under caution for his last set of sticker Goodyear Tires and a top off of fuel.
– At the completion of the pit stop Berry would line up in the 21st position for the Lap-187 restart.
– With new tires bolted on Berry would look to make a late race charge to the front as lead cars decided not to pit and would need to make a final stop.
– Continuing to be one of the fastest cars on the track Berry would advance to 13th by Lap-200.
– Having tires with less laps on them then the cars in front of him Berry would continue to move forward driving inside the Top-10 on Lap-205.
– Lap-207 would see Berry move into the 9th position where he would run for the next 16-Laps.
– The seventh caution of the day would come out on Lap-223 for the No. 93 who would spin in Turn-2 after the No. 52 would get underneath him getting both cars loose.
– Running in the 9th position Berry would come to pit road to put on a set of scuffs with less laps on them for a final push to the front at the end of the race.
– As the pit crew would go to work on the No. 31 Chevrolet on pit road the left rear changer would have trouble loosing precious time and track position.
– Berry would return to the track lining up in the 21st position for the Lap-230 restart.
– Caution would be displayed again on Lap-132 for the No. 44 who would spin.
– Running in the 21st position Berry would remain on track and would restart in 22nd for the Lap-236 restart.
– The ninth caution would once again drop of the track on Lap-238 when the No. 51 would spin on the front stretch after contact with the No. 2.
– Running in the 23rd position Berry would remain on track and would restart in 22nd for the Lap-243 restart.
– Lap-245 would see Berry to continue to run in the 22nd position.
– Berry would continue to run in 22nd on Lap-248.
– When the checkered flag flew on Lap-250, Berry would lose two positions on the final lap and would be scored in the 24th position.
Go Bowling 250 Recap:
– With a pair of late race restarts, #9-Noah Gragson was able to hold off the field to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway. It’s Gragson’s second consecutive victory, as he earned his first win of the 2021 season last weekend at Darlington Raceway.
– On fresh tires, #11-Justin Haley made his way up to second position, less than four-tenths of a second behind Gragson. #26-John Hunter Nemechek, #7-Justin Allgaier and #98-Riley Herbst rounded out the top five.
– #18-Daniel Hemric, #54-Ty Gibbs, #68-Brandon Brown, #20-Harrison Burton and #10-Jeb Burton made up the top 10.
– There were 15 lead changes among eight drivers and nine cautions for 58 yellow flag laps.
– The average speed of the race was: 83.364 mph.
– Bommarito Automotive Group; Bommarito Automotive Group is celebrating its 50th year in the St. Louis marketplace, the Bommarito Automotive Group currently operates 20 automotive franchises throughout every St. Louis neighborhood led by president John Bommarito and the over 900 dedicated team members. Bommarito is recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as Missouri’s No. 1 selling automotive group and is currently ranked 52nd in the nation. What once started as a vision to have one Bommarito vehicle in every driveway, is today a reality thanks to the family’s ‘Where Price Sells Cars” mission.
For more information on the Bommarito Automotive Group or to see the vehicles they currently have in stock, visit them online at Bommarito.com, and follow their social channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
– Solid Rock Carriers; Based out of LaGrange, North Carolina, Solid Rock Carriers is a freight, shipping, and trucking company providing on-time delivery and superior customer service since 1997. Owned and operated by Kirk Ipock, Solid Rock Carriers has more than 50 team members operating a fleet of over 50 trucks all over the Eastern United States on a daily basis.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Standings:
After 25 events and the 15th event JAR has been eligible for, JAR moves up one position to the 29th in the NXS Owner Point Standings after Berry’s 24th place finish on Saturday afternoon.
Sage Karam will make his second start behind the wheel of the Jordan Anderson Racing No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro SS when the NASCAR Xfinity Series visits Bristol Motor Speedway; Friday, September 17, 2021, for the Food City 300. LIVE coverage will be on NBSN. Performance Racing Network (PRN), and SiriusXM Channel 90 at 7:30 P.M. EST.