Statesville, N.C. (6/19/12) – - Riverside, California native Josh Wise prepares to race in his home state as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Sonoma this weekend. While this will be Wise’s first time racing at Sonoma, the Golden State native posted an average finish of 23rd in three NASCAR Nationwide Series road course races last season.
Wise will be piloting the No. 26 Morristown Driver’s Service Ford in Sunday’s event. He has successfully qualified for 13 of the 14 races he has attempted in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition this season. Sunday’s race will mark the 18th career Cup start for Wise, who at the age of 16, became the youngest champion in USAC history.
Josh Wise on Sonoma
“I think every driver looks forward to racing in his or her home state. I’m very glad to have this opportunity. Our No. 26 Morristown Driver’s Service team has worked very hard to qualify for races all season long. Obviously, our first goal this weekend is to qualify for Sunday’s race. From there, our team will be looking to post a respectable finish.”
“I haven’t had a ton of road course experience, but had a lot of fun running the three road races in the Nationwide series last season. Growing up in Riverside, racing at Sonoma has always been a dream of mine. I’m really looking forward to racing there this weekend.”
About Morristown Driver’s Service
MDS is a family-owned, financially stable, and profitable company with long-term relationships with both customers and employees.
A “flat” organizational chart and hands-on management allows MDS to make decisions and commitments quickly. A stable driver base and seasoned dispatchers allow MDS to provide the highest quality service to its customers, including such well-known companies as Flowers, Alcoa, and Milliken.
MDS uses modern equipment maintained by a professional program featuring in-house engine rebuilds, preventative maintenance, and safety awareness. This attention to matters of safety creates low accident rates, low worker’s compensation rates, and very few cargo claims.