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Josh Wise |

Team: Phil Parsons Racing-98
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0 / 160

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If Josh Wise is going to take inspiration from any race this spring, it should be the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. He scored his only top-30 finish on that flat bullring.
That respectable run sits amidst four results outside the top 35 in the last five weeks, but it is important because it was on a short, flat track. Richmond International Raceway has some characteristics in common with its Virginia neighbor and Wise could be a surprisingly good value in the Toyota Owners 400. Apr 23 - 6:05 PM

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Josh Wise is showing remarkable consistency this season. He failed to advance into the Daytona 500, but ended every other race in the 30s and has an average result of 34.3.

It will take a while before Wise makes his way onto very many rosters, but at the end of 2014 he earned a couple of top-30s and even one top-25 during the Chase.
Apr 15 - 7:52 PM

If Josh Wise can earn a top-30 finish this week, it will equal success for this team. Driving the No. 98, Wise has only one such result in 12 starts; he finished 29th last year at Kentucky.

A more likely result will be one in the low- to mid-30s. Wise was running at the end of both similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races this year with a 32nd at Atlanta and a 34th at Vegas.
Apr 7 - 11:32 PM

Josh Wise has been one of the most consistent drivers in the field this year. In five starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, he has a best result of 30th at Martinsville and a worst of 36th at Phoenix and Auto Club.

Wise is still looking for his first lead lap finish, but Martinsville’s performance was his best-to-date. If he continues to improve and starts logging results in the 20s, he will become extremely popular in fantasy NASCAR.
Apr 2 - 11:55 AM

Josh Wise failed to qualify at Martinsville in his first attempt in 2009 driving for a relatively unknown team owned by Barry Haefele. His next two starts ended before the 100-lap mark, but he has been running at the end of his last four attempts and expects to do so again this week.

Racing for Front Row Motorsports in 2013 he finished in the mid-30s twice. Last year he was 35th in the STP 500, but improved considerably and finished 25th in the fall. Wise was only one lap off the pace at the time.
Mar 25 - 5:16 PM

Josh Wise got progressively stronger on two-mile tracks last year. In three races at Auto Club and Michigan he finished better than he started each time.

More importantly, each one of his finishing results was better than the one that preceded it. He scored a 37th at Auto Club, was 33rd in the Quicken Loans 400, and 28th in the Pure Michigan 400.
Mar 18 - 11:05 AM

Josh Wise has been on a downward trend at Phoenix in the past two years. He finished 35th there in spring 2013, was 36th that fall, and finished 41st last fall after failing to qualify in the spring.

This organization shows signs of being the "little team that could," but fantasy owners will not want to risk starting him at Phoenix with those records. Wait until he shows some signs of improvement.
Mar 11 - 3:44 PM

In three previous starts at Las Vegas, Josh Wise’s best result was a 35th he scored in 2013. He was driving a Front Row Motorsports entry at the time.

Last year in his current ride, Wise finished 42nd, but he was still running at the end of the race. The team developed engine problems early and lost 55 laps before the checkers, but they continued to log laps and gain experience.
Mar 4 - 1:33 PM

Josh Wise has gotten progressively better in three attempts at Atlanta. In his first try he failed to qualify in 2012 driving for Front Row Motorsports. He made the show the following year with that same organization, but parked early with a vibration and was scored 41st. Last year he was running at the end of the race in 33rd.

Wise might have had an even better result if not for crash damage that he sustained along the way. If he can pick up a spot or two, he will be a relatively good value in salary cap games.
Feb 24 - 11:19 AM

Josh Wise has made 11 restrictor-plate, superspeedway starts in his career and has a best finish of 19th in the 2013 Aaron's 499.

The plate tracks are highly democratic and it is difficult for drivers to make very many starts without scoring at least a few top-15s. Fantasy owners who like to play the odds might wish to roll the dice on this being Wise’s best career finish.
Feb 17 - 10:01 AM

Josh Wise will return to the cockpit of the No. 98 Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet in 2015 and he could be a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners on several occasions.

Wise scored seven top-25 finishes in 2014 and while the majority of these came on restrictor-plate, superspeedways that are hard to handicap, he also performed well at Darlington, Bristol, and Pocono. These three tracks have one thing in common; they are unique courses that are hard to master and Wise could be a fantasy player’s bargain basement gem during those weekends.
Feb 7 - 3:43 PM

After competing in 35 Sprint Cup races for Phil Parsons Racing in 2014, Josh Wise will return to the driver's seat for the team in 2015.

Wise talked about how he wants to continue driving for the single-car operation. "This is where I plan to be," he said. "I think that [co-owner] Phil [Parsons], myself, we all came into this this year knowing that we wanted to work hard and build this thing from the ground up." Parsons hopes 2015 can attract more sponsorship, but said the off-season will be a busy time. "We'll be in a building mode," he said. "People don't realize you don't have quite the travel that you have during the season, obviously, but you work just as hard-probably more hours during the off-season, building new cars, repairing cars, putting new bodies on cars, things like that."(The Racing Experts)
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 12:08:00 PM

Josh Wise will almost certainly earn a career-best finish at Homestead this week. In two previous starts, he has a 40th in 2012 and a 41st in 2013.

In both cases, he parked early driving for Jerry Freeze and Front Row Motorsports respectively. Simply staying on track will benefit his record, but will not add many points to a fantasy owner’s total.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 02:06:00 PM

Josh Wise’s last two attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks have fallen below his average. In nine races this year at Atlanta, Charlotte, Texas, Las Vegas, Kansas, Chicagoland, and Kentucky, he has scored an average of 36.2, but he was only 38th in the Hollywood Casino 400 and 41st in the Bank of America 500 in his most recent efforts.

Notably, Wise’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas this spring was exactly average with a 36th. He should be able to finish in that general range on Sunday.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 01:43:00 PM

In his last three starts at Martinsville, Josh Wise has finished consistently in the mid-30s with a 35th in the last two spring races and a 34th last fall.

Wise has shown the same kind of consistency this year on short, flat tracks. His 34th in the STP 500 was followed by results in the high 20s and low 30s at New Hampshire and Richmond in the three most recent events.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 11:10:00 AM