NASCAR Cup Series
Josh Berry Named Driver of Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 for 2024 and Beyond
Jun 21, 2023
On Friday, Stewart-Haas Racing announced that SUNNYD will serve as a primary sponsorship partner for Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Josh Berry and the organization's No. 4 team in 2024.
According to a press release from the team, the iconic orange drink brand will be the primary sponsor on the No. 4 Ford Mustang in multiple events this season including the Busch Light Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum on February 4, and the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18.
SUNNYD, a long-standing sponsorship partner in the sport, is excited to be partnered with SHR's rookie driver in 2024.
“The 2024 season marks SUNNYD’s ninth consecutive year as a primary sponsor in the NASCAR Cup Series and we’re excited to align with Josh Berry and Stewart-Haas Racing right out of the gate with the Clash and Daytona 500,” said Henk Hartong, Chairman, SUNNYD. “We’re grateful to our fans and customers for their loyal support of SUNNYD and what can be considered the best paint scheme on the track. We look forward to our ongoing partnership with Stewart-Haas and the No. 4 car and splashing SUNNYD on Josh in victory lane.”
Berry, who worked his way to the top of the NASCAR ladder the old-fashioned way, is honored by the opportunity he has this season.
“It’s a privilege to drive the No. 4 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas and to represent an existing partner in SUNNYD, which brings an added sense of pride,” Berry said. “It’s an excellent opportunity and I’m incredibly grateful for it.”
The 33-year-old driver emerged as one of the best drivers in Late Model racing, as he scored the 2017 CARS Late Model Stock championship. Berry would go on to be the 2020 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series champion, and opportunities finally began to fall his way.
Berry won two NASCAR Xfinity Series races in a part-time schedule driving for JR Motorsports and Jordan Anderson Racing in 2021. The impressive results allowed Berry to expand to full-time for the 2022 season, a campaign where he would win three more races and finish fourth in the championship standings.
While Berry failed to win another race during the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, he did make the Playoffs again, and he gained valuable NASCAR Cup Series experience as he filled in for Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman, and Noah Gragson throughout the season.
“It’s been very meaningful to get some opportunities in the Cup Series,” Berry said. “I’m proud of how they went, but I’m proud to drive a Cup car that’s got my name on it.”
In 10 NASCAR Cup Series starts in 2023, Berry recorded a top-five finish and three top-10s. His best finish in the limited starts was a second-place finish at Richmond Raceway driving for the injured Elliott.
The native of Henderson, Tennessee will look to impress as he attempts to fill the shoes of the legendary Kevin Harvick this season in the No. 4 car with crew chief Rodney Childers atop the box.
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