Tanner Berryhill has not run a NASCAR race since the 2018 Cup Series finale at Homestead, but that will change this Saturday when he returns to the Xfinity Series at Darlington Raceway in the #23 for Our Motorsports for the first time since 2015. His addition to Our’s roster was announced on Monday, and his schedule is a three-race deal that includes Darlington and both Texas Motor Speedway events.
A team statement on social media read, “After much anticipation, we are excited to announce that Tanner Berryhill Racing will be behind the wheel of the No.23 this weekend at Darlington Raceway!”
Berryhill raced in the Xfinity Series for family-run Vision Racing on a part-time basis in 2012 and 2013 before elevating to a full schedule in 2014. In his lone full-time season, he finished twenty-second in points with a best finish of seventeenth at Mid-Ohio. Vision closed mid-2015 and Berryhill attempted to make his Cup début at Phoenix but failed to qualify.
After a two-year absence from NASCAR’s national series, he returned to the sport with Obaika Racing in 2018. Although he DNQ’d for the Xfinity race at the Charlotte Roval, he ran the final two Cup races of the year at Phoenix and Homestead, respectively finishing thirty-first and thirty-eighth.
Although Berryhill was supposed to run the full 2019 Cup season for Obaika, the team quietly shut down and the plans were abandoned.
Saturday’s Steakhouse Elite 200 will mark Berryhill’s first race at Darlington since 2014 when he finished twenty-seventh. His first race at the track the previous year ended after just three laps with a rear gear issue. At Texas, where he will run both the 12 June and 16 October events, he finished thirtieth and twenty-seventh in 2014.
Our fields the #02 full-time for Brett Moffitt in addition to the multi-driver #23. Previously operated in an alliance between RSS Racing and Reaume Brothers Racing before Our assumed the responsibility in March, the #23 is currently thirty-fourth in owner points. Tyler Reddick, Natalie Decker, and Blaine Perkins have all piloted the car in 2021 under the Our banner (Jason White did so for RSS).