December 4, 2013 — Mooresville, NC — Phil Parsons Racing announced today that Josh Wise will join the team for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. In addition to welcoming Wise to the team, PPR will switch manufacturers and become a Chevy team, with Wise piloting the #98 Chevy SS next year.
PPR competed in its first NSCS race in 2012 and earned their best finish in the 2013 Daytona 500. PPR is owned by former NASCAR driver Phil Parsons. Parsons competed in nearly 500 races among the NSCS and NASCAR Nationwide Series, finding success in both series and excelling at some of NASCAR’s most famous tracks, including wins at Talladega Superspeedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
After stepping away from the driver’s seat, Parsons moved into the broadcasting world and has worked as a NASCAR analyst for FOX Sports since 2003. Wise has 69 starts in NASCAR’s top series, with his best start and finish both coming at Talladega Superspeedway in 2013. In addition to his NSCS experience, Wise also has several years of experience in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Prior to coming to NASCAR, the Riverside, Calif. native earned numerous championships in the open-wheel ranks, where he started his professional racing career.
Wise makes the move to PPR after racing for Front Row Motorsports the past two seasons. PPR continues to look for marketing partners for the 2014 NSCS season.
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