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

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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

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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

The spring 5-hour Energy 400 at Kansas was Josh Wise’s second-best effort on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year. Unfortunately, that was only good enough for a 33rd-place finish.

A little bit of good news can be found in the fact that Wise’s last two races on this track type at Atlanta and Chicagoland also ended in 33rd-place finishes, which indicates that the team has a consistent set of notes from which to work. Wise’s best effort ended in a 29th at Kentucky.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 11:03:00 AM

In five previous Richmond attempts, Josh Wise has never finished better than he started and the closest he came to finishing on the lead lap was when he gave up 10 circuits to the leaders this spring.

Wise is not expected to contend for top-10s, however, and must be judged by other factors. The No. 98 team ran to the checkers in the Toyota Owners 400 and that gave them an opportunity to make up positions if attrition became high.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 10:13:00 PM

Josh Wise has been on a downward spiral on NASCAR’s short tracks this season. He finished 23rd at Bristol, 35th at Martinsville, and 39th at Richmond in three races on this course type.

The No. 98 team is giving their all with limited resources and short tracks are often considered driver’s courses. There appears to be too much of a deficit to overcome for the moment, however.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 02:33:00 PM

Josh Wise has improved his performance on flat tracks this year. After finishing in the mid to high 30s at Martinsville, Richmond, and Pocono, he scored back-to-back 29th-place finishes at New Hampshire and Indy.

Those results will not get him on many rosters this week, but the team is heading in the right direction. If he shows slight improvement, he should continue to be watched when the series returns to another flat track.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 08:13:00 PM

Josh Wise finished 29th in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire. That was his third consecutive top-30 finish on the season.

Wise’s previous 10 races on ovals netted only three top-30s so this shows improvement for the team. It will take a while before fantasy players want to place him on their roster, but the organization should be encouraged.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 12:34:00 PM

Josh Wise garnered a lot of attention in NASCAR’s All-star race in May, but his average finish of 31.6 this season has limited his effectiveness for fantasy players.

There is good news where Wise is concerned, however. This team attempts to go the distance each week and has completed 94 percent of the laps in races for which they qualified. In 18 starts they have only one DNF (Did Not Finish), which was for an accident at Charlotte in May.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 03:51:00 PM

Josh Wise has a best short, flat track finish of 35th so far this year; it came in the STP 500 at Martinsville.

The No. 98 organization has been the little team that could several times this year, but short, flat tracks are prone to streaks. Wise’s average finish in eight races at New Hampshire, Phoenix, Richmond, and Martinsville last year was 34.5 and that defines his potential for the Camping World RV Sales 301.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 01:40:00 PM