Josh Berry, a five-time winner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and a current Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate in the NASCAR Cup Series, will pilot the famed No. 21 Ford Mustang for Wood Brothers Racing in 2025.

Berry will become the latest driver on an extensive list of legendary names that have competed for the Wood Brothers when he takes the helm beginning with the DAYTONA 500 on February 16, 2025.

The Hendersonville, Tennessee, native, who received his first go-kart at just eight years old, began to make a name for himself competing locally in a Legend Car as a teenager before ultimately taking his racing skills online. Berry’s talent caught the attention of Dale Earnhardt Jr., which ultimately led to a successful tenure driving Late Model Stock Cars for JR Motorsports.

There, he collected a myriad of wins and numerous championships, including the 2017 CARS Tour Late Model Stock Car championship, the 2019 Valley Star Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway – the most prestigious Late Model Stock Car race in the United States – and the 2020 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series national title.

“When you think of the history and legacy of NASCAR, it’s hard to not think of the Wood Brothers and the incredible impact they’ve made on the sport. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a small part of carrying on that legacy,” said Berry. “To be able to add my name to the list of drivers who have piloted the iconic No. 21 is something I don’t take lightly.”

Wood Brothers Racing is the oldest active NASCAR team and one of the winningest teams in series history. The team currently has 99 victories in NASCAR’s premier series, with the likes of David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Neil Bonnett, Dan Gurney, AJ Foyt and Buddy Baker all visiting victory lane with the team. The organization also currently enjoys a technical relationship with Team Penske, which will continue, along with major support from Ford Performance.

“Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of working with a multitude of successful drivers, and now having the opportunity to add Josh Berry to that list is a significant milestone for our team,” said Jon Wood, president, Wood Brothers Racing. “Josh brings a wealth of talent and determination, evident thorough his success in every level of competition, from grassroots NASCAR to present day. He fits the values of our team, and we believe that with Josh behind the wheel, we will achieve great things together on the track.”

Further details regarding the 2025 Cup Series season and sponsorship for the No. 21 Ford Mustang will be announced at a later date. The team will continue to receive support from Ford Motorcraft/Quick Lane.

WBR PR