• NASCAR Cup Series
  • Xfinity Series
  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Martinsville Speedway

Cook Out 250

April 11th, 2021

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Josh Berry

8 |

29

Running

250

95

41

0

2

Noah Gragson

9 |

8

Running

250

12

54

1

3

Daniel Hemric

18 |

4

Running

250

28

44

1

4

Ty Gibbs

54 |

16

Running

250

28

40

0

5

Brandon Jones

19 |

24

Running

250

16

32

0

6

Austin Cindric

22 |

6

Running

250

0

40

0

7

Harrison Burton

20 |

1

Running

250

52

30

0

8

Justin Haley

11 |

5

Running

250

0

37

0

9

Justin Allgaier

7 |

2

Running

250

0

28

0

10

Michael Annett

1 |

10

Running

250

0

34

0

11

Jeb Burton

10 |

13

Running

250

0

34

0

12

Brett Moffitt

02 |

27

Running

250

7

0

0

13

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

3

Running

250

0

24

0

14

Jeremy Clements

51 |

11

Running

250

0

33

0

15

Myatt Snider

2 |

9

Running

250

0

27

0

16

Josh Williams

92 |

15

Running

250

0

21

0

17

Brandon Gdovic

26 |

25

Running

250

0

20

0

18

George Gorham Jr

90 |

37

Running

250

0

21

0

19

Jade Buford

48 |

30

Running

250

0

18

0

20

Stefan Parsons

99 |

38

Running

249

0

21

0

21

Gray Gaulding

52 |

39

Running

249

0

16

0

22

David Starr

61 |

34

Running

249

0

15

0

23

Ryan Sieg

39 |

12

Running

249

0

14

0

24

JJ Yeley

17 |

33

Running

249

0

19

0

25

Kyle Weatherman

47 |

31

Running

249

0

12

0

26

Bayley Currey

74 |

26

Running

249

7

12

0

27

Brandon Brown

68 |

19

Running

248

0

16

0

28

Matt Jaskol

13 |

40

Running

248

0

9

0

29

Riley Herbst

98 |

7

Running

248

0

8

0

30

Timmy Hill

66 |

20

Running

248

0

7

0

31

Alex Labbe

36 |

22

Running

248

0

6

0

32

Jesse Little

78 |

21

Running

245

0

5

0

33

Matt Mills

5 |

36

Running

241

0

4

0

34

Tommy Joe Martins

44 |

17

Running

231

5

8

0

35

Blaine Perkins

23 |

32

Running

226

0

2

0

36

Jeffrey Earnhardt

0 |

18

Suspension

213

0

3

0

37

Landon Cassill

4 |

14

Engine

197

0

1

0

38

Joe Graf Jr

07 |

28

Accident

179

0

1

0

39

Colby Howard

15 |

23

Suspension

153

0

1

0

40

Ryan Vargas

6 |

35

Accident

97

0

1

0

  • #1 | LEADER

    Josh Berry

    #1

    LEADER

    Josh Berry

    8|

  • #2 | 0.590

    Noah Gragson

    #2

    0.590

    Noah Gragson

    9|

  • #3 | 0.768

    Daniel Hemric

    #3

    0.768

    Daniel Hemric

    18|

Josh Berry lands first NASCAR national series win at Martinsville

Josh Berry had to wait nearly two days for the Sunday conclusion of the Cook Out 250 at Martinsville Speedway, but it was a worthwhile delay for the late model ace.

Driving for JR Motorsports car owners Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, Berry took the lead from Ty Gibbs on Lap 223 of 250 and held it the rest of the way to win his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race in his 13th start.

In a race that was halted by rain after 91 laps on Friday night and restarted at noon on Sunday, Berry beat JR Motorsports teammate Noah Gragson to the finish line by .590 seconds. Both Gragson and Daniel Hemric passed Gibbs during the closing run to finish second and third, respectively.

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For Gragson, that meant an extra payday of $100,000 as the highest finisher among four eligible Xfinity Dash 4 Cash drivers.

But the day belonged to Berry, who led a race-high 95 laps, 10 before the rain arrived on Friday and 85 on Sunday. Berry is the first driver to win an Xfinity race in the No. 8 car since Earnhardt Jr. prevailed in 2006 at Michigan.

“Oh, gosh, I have so many people I could thank I could be here until tomorrow morning,” Berry said after climbing from his car on the frontstretch at the .526-mile short track. “Just Dale, L.W. (Miller), Kelley, everybody for believing in me, everyone on this No. 8 team.

“Man, they‘ve been through a lot the last couple of years. Had a ton of different drivers. Man, I wanted to win so bad for these guys. They‘re such a great group. I knew this would be a good opportunity to win. (Crew chief) Taylor (Moyer) called a perfect race. The car was good, and we just kept tweaking on it. The tires were pretty worn out there at the end. I was struggling a little bit with wheel-hop. … This is just unbelievable.”

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Gragson had good reason to feel mixed emotions about finishing second to a driver he called “a legend in short-track racing.” The driver of the No. 9 JRM Chevrolet had to play defense during the final run to keep Hemric behind him.

“I really wanted to win there,” Gragson said, “but I was having to protect the bottom to keep the guys behind me from moving me out of the way. I couldn‘t open up my arc the way I needed to and make speed with that.”

The Dash 4 Cash bonus was a welcome consolation.

“One hundred thousand dollars richer,” Gragson said, displaying the big check. “I‘m pumped up. Great 1-2 finish for our team at JR Motorsports.”

RELATED: Noah Gragson congratulates Berry, talks Dash 4 Cash

Gibbs held the fourth spot, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Brandon Jones, who had just taken the lead from Berry when storms stopped the action on Friday night.

Series leader and defending champion Austin Cindric ran sixth, with Harrison Burton, Justin Haley, Justin Allgaier and Michael Annett completing the top 10. All four JR Motorsports drivers finished in the top 10 (Berry, Gragson, Allgaier and Annett).

Though he‘s not driving in the series full-time, Berry also earned eligibility for the Dash 4 Cash bonus in the April 24 Xfinity race at Talladega (4 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM), along with Gragson, Hemric and Jones.

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Notes: The No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driven by Jones was found to have one lug nut not safe and secure in post-race inspection. The No. 23 Our Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Blaine Perkins was assessed a penalty for loss/separation of improperly installed rear axle (Section 12.5.2.7.4e) as the car lost an axle during the race. Crew chief Brian Graham has been suspended for the next Xfinity race — April 24 at Talladega.