Monday, July 13, 2015

Josh Wise Leaves Premium Motorsports

Josh Wise announced today that he will no longer drive for the Premium Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team.

“I have parted ways with Premium Motorsports,” said Wise via Twitter. “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.”

Premium Motorsports majority owner Jay Robinson purchased Wise’s No. 98 entry from Phil Parsons Motorsports earlier this season, though former California Lieutenant Governor Mike Curb has continued to be listed as the owner of record. 

The No. 98 car has raced this season with periodic sponsorship from DogeCoin, Big Red and Royal Teak Collection, with Wise recording a top finish of 10th in the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in early May. The team had only three other Top-30 finishes in 18 starts this season.

Last week, Brendan Gaughan departed Premium Motorsports’ No. 62 Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet, after failing to qualify in eight of 16 attempts this season.

The team has also fielded entries for drivers Wendell Chavous and Timmy Hill on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. There is no word on Wise's replacement. Reed Sorenson drove the No. 62 Chevrolet Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway, finishing 36th.

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