Josh Wise will start the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway dead last, in 40th position. That could make him a surprisingly good value because he is virtually guaranteed to earn positive place-differential points.
Josh Wise qualified well in this springs’ Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. He rolled off the grid 31st, but in a race with limited attrition, he slipped to 39th at the finish—the next-to-last car in the field.
Josh Wise was heading in the right direction at Darlington Raceway until last season. In three starts, he finished 43rd in 2012, 38th in 2013, and 21st in 2014. Last year, he failed to qualify Frank Stoddard’s No. 32.
With 30 minutes remaining in final practice for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Josh Wise blew a tire and slammed the wall.
There is very little fantasy hope for Josh Wise on short tracks, based on his 2016 experience. In three starts this year he finished in the bottom three twice and has a best effort of 33rd.
Josh Wise has not always been a great value in 2016, but he has been a consistent one. In 18 starts this year, he has finished better than he qualified 12 times, which equates to 66.7 percent of the time.
Josh Wise has scored two top-30 finishes in seven road course starts, but both of these have come at Sonoma Raceway. His best finish at Watkins Glen was a 38th scored in 2014.
Josh Wise will start a Pocono Raceway event in 38th for the third consecutive time. He qualified in that position in June 2015 and again this June. He missed the August 2015 event.
Josh Wise was the one driver who failed to make the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard. He posted the slowest lap overall and as a non-charter team the No. 30 was not locked into the show.
Ryan Ellis and Josh Wise had the slowest time among the non-charter teams with an average ranking of 39.5 on the speed chart for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard on Friday. They will battle on Saturday to see which of them races and who goes home.
Josh Wise has qualified for three flat track races this season. He blew an engine in one race, but was running at the end of the other two. In both races when he was around at the checkers, he finished 10 laps off the pace.
Josh Wise was the slowest of the open drivers at Daytona International Speedway and will not start the Coke Zero 400. His lap of 184.106 mph was the slowest of the drivers who took a timed lap.
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.
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.