Josh Berry to drive in place of Michael Annett at Michigan

Josh Berry will drive the No. 1 Xfinity car this weekend at Michigan International Speedway.

Berry will fill in for Michael Annett who remains sidelined following a recent leg surgery. Annett has previously sat out three races including events at Atlanta, New Hampshire, and the Indianapolis road course.

“Honestly, I was still pretty sore driving at Watkins Glen,” Annett said in a statement from the team. “But I just wanted to be there for my guys and our Pilot Flying J team, and I may have been a little too eager to get back in the car. This time around, we’re going to take it slower and make sure I’m 100 percent. The plan is to take it one week at a time.”

Annett lost his grip on the final playoff spot after missing the race at Indianapolis and now finds himself 10 points behind Riley Herbst.

Berry was recently named as a full-time driver for JR Motorsports for the 2022 Xfinity Series season.

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