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Josh Wise

Team: The Motorsports Group-30
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0 / 160

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In the No. 98, Josh Wise came close to cracking the top 25 last August at Watkins Glen International; he settled for a 28th-place finish, but that was his best road course result in his four-race career.
Wise moved from the No. 98 to the 30 and it is unlikely he will crack the top 30 this week. He will only be an acceptable value if he starts at the very back of the pack. Jun 21 - 2:29 PM

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Josh Wise has an average finish of 35.5 this season, but that has been helped along with a pair of top-30 results. Eight of his 13 starts have ended below that mark.

Wise also has two failures to qualify that are dragging down his performance; both of these came on restrictor-plate, superspeedways. That has made him difficult to predict and even more difficult to place on a weekly roster—but there is some reason to be hopeful. Both top-30s came in the past two weeks at Pocono Raceway and Michigan International Speedway.
Jun 16 - 4:28 PM

Fantasy players and Wise himself need to manage their expectations for the No. 30 entry this week. If the lightly-funded car finishes within two laps of the leaders, his Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway should be considered a success.

Wise finished two laps down to the leader in June 2014 and has been only one lap off the pace in his latest two attempts. Attrition will dictate his result, however, and it is difficult to assume he will be one of the drivers unaffected by any hardships.
Jun 3 - 10:22 AM

Josh Wise has not been a fixture on most fantasy rosters this year, but he has been worth watching on NASCAR’s shorter tracks. His two best results in 2016 were a 33rd in April at Bristol Motor Speedway and a 34th on the one-mile flat track of Phoenix International Raceway.

Wise has not been strong enough or consistent enough to make him fantasy relevant, but results in the low-30s make him an acceptable pick in some games. It is difficult to tell precisely when to start him, but he is worth a roll of the dice in games that allow multiple entries.
May 20 - 7:02 PM

Josh Wise has made eight Dover International Speedway starts in his career. He has never finished on the lead lap, but he has at least been running at the end of the three events.

One of the races in which he was running at the end of the day came last fall when he finished 36th after starting 41st. This week only 40 cars are in the field, but Wise can still earn place-differential points after rolling off the grid 40th, so he should be watched in Saturday’s practice.
May 14 - 12:02 AM

Josh Wise’s expectations may actually be a little higher than this, but if he can earn a top-35 at Kansas, it will at least match his best 2016 effort on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track.

Wise started 39th and finished 35th in the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He was eight laps off the pace, but still running at the end of the show. For some of the smaller teams, NASCAR life is about learning to walk before they run.
May 2 - 7:46 PM

Josh Wise failed to find enough speed to qualify for the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. His lap of 185.679 mph was not only the slowest among the Open Drivers, it was the slowest overall.

Wise also failed to make the Daytona 500 this spring, so restrictor-plate, superspeedway racing is not the team’s strongest track type.
Apr 30 - 1:37 PM

Josh Wise is hoping to repeat his performance from last year’s Geico 500 when he finished 10th after starting 34th at Talladega SuperSpeedway.

Wise has been stronger at Talladega than Daytona International Speedway, but he has not always been completely solid in race trim on the restrictor-plate, superspeedways. He failed to race his way into the past two Daytona 500s.
Apr 25 - 5:51 PM

One thing is guaranteed at Richmond International Raceway this week: 2016 will be better for Josh Wise than 2015 was. Last year, he failed to qualify the No. 30 in the fall and was 42nd with an engine failure in the spring.

None of that is a glowing recommendation for starting the fifth-year drivers who has yet to crack the top 25 on this track. Wait until this team gets more seasoning before considering them for the last spot on a roster.
Apr 21 - 4:20 PM

Josh Wise simply needs to be running at the end of the Food City 500 to count the race as a success. He has either failed to qualify or failed to finish four of his last five short track races.

Two of his DNFs were for engine failure, including two weeks ago at Martinsville Speedway. If he keeps running, he could earn some place-differential points via attrition.
Apr 11 - 2:17 PM

Josh Wise finished 39th at Atlanta Motor Speedway and 35th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway earlier this year, but he is getting seat time on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. In his career, he has failed to qualify on them 16 percent of the time.

NASCAR’s smaller fields are changing the landscape of competition. It is too soon to tell, but drivers like Wise may actually develop into better values because they can work on race trim during the weekend with less stress involved trying to make the field. Do not start him at Texas, but watch the No. 30 in practice and qualification.
Apr 7 - 1:08 PM

The Motorsports Group announced that Crawfest New Braunfels and the City of New Braunfels (Texas) will serve as sponsors of the team's No. 30 Chevrolet entry for the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Texas Motor Speedway.

The logos of the festival and city it is held in will adorn the No. 30 Crawfest New Braunfels Chevrolet piloted by Josh Wise for the running of the Duck Commander 500 on Saturday night April 9, 2016 at the 1.5-mile Texas track.-Integrity Sports Marketing
Apr 6 - 2:36 PM

David Ragan has spent only 38.5 percent of his time on the lead lap, according the NASCAR Statistical Services. In the 1,315 laps run, he has been with the leader for only 506 circuits.

Ragan has the experience to run better, but the team is not quite up to snuff. The only drivers he has outperformed in this category at Josh Wise (with 7.9%), Chris Buescher (19.6%), and Cole Whitt (22.8). Michael Annett rounds out the bottom five with 39.2 percent.
Mar 23 - 12:28 PM

With an average finish of 36.0 in four starts so far this season, Josh Wise sits at the bottom of that ranking.

It will take some time before fantasy owners are ready to risk an allocation on Wise and the No. 30 team. They have not even earned very many place-differential points with an average improvement of only 1.5 spots.
Mar 22 - 7:04 PM

Josh Wise has been coming to his home state of California since 2012, but he has yet to earn a top-35 in four starts.

With only 39 cars in attendance, this would seem to be an easy task, but the No. 30 Curtis Key car has been one of the slowest each week.
Mar 18 - 2:35 PM