STATESVILLE, N.C. (September 17, 2013) – The low-banked New Hampshire Motor Speedway doesn’t fall flat for Josh Wise. He actually likes racing at the 1.058-mile flat oval, despite an unlucky result in the team’s first visit there in July. The No. 35 Ford was running well and improving when a shock mount broke, sending Wise to the garage for repairs.
The team will look for a better break in the second trip to Loudon, N.H., for Sunday’s Sylvania 300. Wise’s teammates David Ragan and David Gilliland both earned top-20 finishes in the July event, and the organization looks to benefit from those results as it prepares for the three-car team’s return this week.
Sunday’s race will be Wise’s fourth start at New Hampshire.
Comments from MDS Transport team driver Josh Wise heading to Loudon:
“I’ve always liked New Hampshire and I’m excited to go back there. We had a really good car there in the spring race and just had a part malfunction and put us laps down. So it’s a place that I’m really looking forward to going back to because our car was so good there the first race.
“There’s always a lot going on at that track throughout the race weekend, like with modifieds or late models sharing the track with us some weekends. And you can play guessing games trying to keep up with the track and just guess yourself right into a hole.
“I’ve just found that the best thing is to get your car driving as best as it possibly can for the conditions available, and maybe make a little adjustment in case you think there’s going to be a change in balance or in the track. But for the most part, you head down that path and build some adjustability into it for during the race based on what is presented to you.”