The iconic No. 4 NASCAR Ford team will look quite a bit different for the 2024 Cup Series season. Not only is Josh Berry is stepping in to fill the seat left open by veteran Kevin Harvick, who retired upon conclusion of the 2023 racing season, there will be a new spotter up on the stand, according to a report from NASCAR.com.
Eddie D’Hondt was tapped by Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) to spot for Berry’s No. 4 Mustang next year, ending his 12-year tenure with Chevy team Hendrick Motorsports (HMS). During his time at HMS, D’Hondt spotted for Cup Series legend Jeff Gordon until his retirement. In 2016, D’Hondt began spotting for Chase Elliott, current driver of the No. 9 Chevy Camaro and 2020 Cup Series champion.
Berry and D’Hondt have worked together in the past. Elliott was injured in early 2023 and had to sit out for several races, and Berry, driving for a Chevy Xfinity Series team at the time, was tapped to drive the No. 9 Camaro in his stead while Elliott recovered. With D’Hondt on the spotter’s stand, Berry raced to a second-place finish in the Cup Series race at Richmond.
Meanwhile, Tim Fedewa, who spotted for the No. 4 NASCAR Ford team from 2014 through 2023, will now spot for defending champion Ryan Blaney in the No. 12 Mustang beginning in 2024. The rest of the SHR spotting team will consist of Andy Houston, a former driver himself, who will be on the stand for the No. 10 Mustang of Noah Gragson. Additionally, Joe Campbell retains his position as spotter for the No. 14 Mustang of Chase Briscoe, along with Tony Raines, who will remain on the No. 41 NASCAR Ford team to spot for Ryan Preece.