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Team: Driver is between rides
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0 / 160

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Josh Wise will no longer be driving the No. 98 car for Premium Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, he announced on Twitter Monday morning.
Said Wise: "I have parted ways with Premium Motorsports. The team and I did not share the same goals moving forward. I wish them the best and look forward to what the future holds." Wise has 121 starts in the Sprint Cup Series and he scored his first career top 10 this season at Talladega Superspeedway in May. Currently 36th in the point standings, Wise has run every Cup race this except for the season-opening Daytona 500. Jul 14 - 10:10 AM

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Josh Wise will start his 35th race on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track this week in the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway. Fifteen of his previous attempts have come in the No. 98 Mike Curb Ford.

Wise’s best finish during his career was a pair of 26ths while racing the No. 35 Front Row Motorsports machine. He has not been far off in Curb’s car with a 28th in the 2015 SpongeBob 400 and a 29th in last year’s Quaker State 400.
Jul 8 - 7:44 PM

Josh Wise failed to race his way into this year’s Daytona 500, but he has been a good bargain in his last three attempts at Daytona International Speedway with results ranging from 23rd to 25th.

Wise with the No. 98 team has been a solid dark horse on occasion, but he lacks predictability. While no one is immune to trouble at Daytona, these consistent finishes make him a good choice in salary cap leagues.
Jul 3 - 12:27 PM

Four teams—those of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, and Josh Wise—received written warnings from NASCAR for taking too many trips through the inspection line prior to the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Failure to pass inspection multiple times in back-to-back weeks may result in the loss of pit selection, which was something Jimmie Johnson faced at Dover International Speedway a few weeks ago before appealing his penalty. These four teams may not quite push the envelope at Sonoma Raceway, which could result in slightly slower times.
Jun 19 - 12:16 PM

Josh Wise has been uneven at Dover International Speedway during his career and last year is a good example. He qualified in the low 30s both times. He finished 28th in the spring and broke a suspension to finish 42nd last fall.

Wise was forced to take a provisional to start this week’s FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, but that does not change his odds. He rolled off the grid behind the 36th spot in both 2013 races before finishing 25th and 42nd in spring and fall respectively.
May 30 - 10:17 AM

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

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