"You worked hard for this opportunity. We'll have more details in the coming months, but I wanted to let you know that we're going to go Xfinity race next year," said Earnhardt, leaving Berry speechless.
"I'm honestly speechless ... that's the last thing I would have expected," he told host Dave Moody.
"Gosh that's amazing. I cant wait to prepare for that and get going. Just truly unbelievable. I can't thank everybody enough for believing in me and giving me these opportunities. For a short track guy and doing what I do, it's just amazing when you see these opportunities come about."
It won't be Berry's first start in NASCAR's secondary division, having made seven NXS starts between 2014 and 2017. He turned heads at Richmond Raceway in 2015 where he qualified fifth and finished seventh in what stands as his best showing so far.