Ed Berrier

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Ed Berrier
Born Max Edward Berrier III
(1961-11-08) November 8, 1961 (age 55)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Awards 1981 NASCAR Dash Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
250 races run over 17 years
First race 1984 Miller Time 250 (Martinsville)
Last race 2001 Mr. Goodcents 300 (Kansas)
First win 1998 Galaxy Food Centers 300 (Hickory)
Last win 1998 Galaxy Food Centers 300 (Hickory)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 37 1

Max Edward "Ed" Berrier III (born November 8, 1961 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is a second-generation NASCAR driver. His father Max Berrier competed in seven Grand National races over four years, and won 125 feature races as a modified driver. His distant cousin Todd recently served as the crew chief for Jeff Burton in the Sprint Cup Series.

Career[edit]

Berrier started running go-karts and became a force to be reckoned with, winning 72 out of 127 races. In 1980, he moved to the NASCAR Dash Series, driving for his own team. Four years later, he made his Busch Series debut, running 18 races and finishing in top-ten three times. He would not finish that high again until 1987, when he had four top-fives. Berrier ran abbreviated schedules over the next few years(except 1988) and put together 22 top-tens. He made his Winston Cup debut in 1995 at the Mountain Dew Southern 500, finishing in 20th position. Berrier's only NASCAR start in 1996 came at Darlington Raceway, where he finished 39th. After running a limited Cup schedule with Sadler Brothers Racing in 1997, Berrier was tapped by PRW Racing to drive the No. 77 UAW/Lear-sponsored Ford in the Busch Series.[1] After putting together three Top 20 finishes in an abbreviated run, Berrier returned to the team in 1998, this time, with former Cup campaigner Jimmy Means as crew chief. The highlight of this year came at the final Galaxy Food Centers 300. Berrier dominated, starting on the outside pole, leading 187 laps, and garnering his only victory at a premier NASCAR series. Despite DNQ-ing at Rockingham Speedway, Berrier and company finished seventeenth in points that year. Unfortunately, Berrier's success did not carry over into 1999, and after qualifying for just 17 races, Berrier was fired.

Berrier soon landed on his feet, by running a limited schedule for Junie Donlavey in late-1999. After his audition, Donlavey signed Berrier to drive for his team with a package sponsorship from Hills Brothers Coffee. Unfortunately, the sight of the team packing up and heading home after second round qualifying became too common, and Berrier was released once again. Berrier's Cup series career resulted in 19 races and 25 DNQ's, with a best Cup finish of 20th in a 1995 Darlington race. He ran the inaugural Busch Series race at Kansas Speedway, but crashed on the tenth lap. Berrier's last NASCAR race came in the Craftsman Truck Series season opener in 2003, finishing 13th for Kevin Harvick Incorporated.

Following his racing career, Berrier worked as a crew chief in NASCAR competition.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2000 Donlavey Racing Ford 26 37

Busch Series[edit]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BUSCH: Lear re-signs with PRW Racing and No. 77". Motorsport.com. November 12, 1998. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ed Berrier – 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ed Berrier – 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ed Berrier – 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1984 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1985 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1986 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1987 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1988 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1989 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1990 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1991 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1992 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1993 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1994 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1995 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1999 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Ed Berrier – 2000 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Ed Berrier – 2001 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Ed Berrier – 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1985 ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1995 ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  30. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1996 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  31. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1997 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  32. ^ "Ed Berrier – 1998 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  33. ^ "Ed Berrier – 2000 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  34. ^ "Ed Berrier – 2001 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Ed Berrier driver statistics at Racing-Reference