Phil Parsons Racing announced Wednesday that Riverside, California native Josh Wise will drive the #98 car in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Wise joins the team after spending the past two seasons running for Front Row Motorsports. The team also announced they will change manufacturers from Ford the Chevrolet in the upcoming 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
"I am really looking forward to joining Phil Parsons Racing in 2014," said Wise. "While I enjoyed my time at Front Row Motorsports, and am thankful for that opportunity and feel I'm leaving the team on good terms, I am still really excited for what next season will bring. I think it was time for a change. I appreciate Phil, Mike Curb and everyone at Phil Parsons Racing giving me this opportunity. The team has a lot of exciting things going on for next year, and I'm thankful to be a part of it."
Michael McDowell drove the majority of the 2013 season for Phil Parsons Racing and has recently announced that he will move to Leavine Family Racing in 2014. Wise ran 35 races for Front Row Motorsports in 2013 and had a best finish of 19th at Talladega in April. Wise will join Phil Parsons Racing, owned by former Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series driver Phil Parsons.
"We are really excited to have Josh on board for next season," said Parsons. "He has continued to get better and better each year that he has competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It's a reunion of sorts for Josh, having previously raced for Mike Curb. We all think a lot of Josh, and with him as our driver and Chevrolet as our manufacturer, we all hope 2014 is the year we can show what this team can do."
The #98 Ford finished 42nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner points in the 2013 season.
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