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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 cracks the top 40 this week in the Coca-Cola 600, it will be his best result in four attempts. He has finished exactly 41st in his latest three Charlotte Motor Speedway races.
The last time Wise was running at the end of a Charlotte race, he finished 26th in the 2013 Coke 600 and was seven laps off the pace. If he can repeat that feat, he would earn 12 place differential points after qualifying 38th on Thursday. May 22 - 11:04 AM

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One week after earning his first career top-10 at Talladega, Josh Wise will be forced to come back to earth. He has only one top-30 in 13 races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks in the No. 98.

Moreover, Wise is looking for his first lead lap finish on this track type. It is unlikely to come this week, but momentum could help him beat his average of 36.2.
May 5 - 4:13 PM

The restrictor-plate, superspeedways are places for dark horses to shine. Josh Wise joined Ryan Blaney and Sam Hornish Jr. this week as drivers who scored their first top-10 of the season. He finished 10th.

This was not only his first top-10 of the season, it was the first of his career. His two previous best results also came at Talladega and were also in the May race. Wise finished 19th in 2013 and 20th in 2014.
May 3 - 8:18 PM

Josh Wise failed to race his way into the Daytona 500 this season. If he had done so, a result in the 20s would have been the most likely outcome. Wise finished between 20th and 28th in four plate races last year.

His best result came in this race. Another top-20 would easily make him one of the more attractive dark horses in the field. Watch him closely in practice to see how he drafts with the veterans.
Apr 29 - 10:14 AM

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

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