Talladega: Jose Wise preview

Wise and Aaron's Lucky Dog Team Carry Momentum into Talladega CORNELIUS, NC -- Josh Wise and the No. 00 Aaron's Lucky Dog Toyota Tundra team are fresh off a solid run at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after posting a sixth-place finish after starting...

Wise and Aaron's Lucky Dog Team Carry Momentum into Talladega

CORNELIUS, NC -- Josh Wise and the No. 00 Aaron's Lucky Dog Toyota Tundra team are fresh off a solid run at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after posting a sixth-place finish after starting 23rd. The notable finish was not only a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series career high for Wise, but it also gives the Aaron's Lucky Dog crew a surge of momentum heading into the high banks of Talladega Superspeedway this Saturday afternoon. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 250 will mark the 20th NCTS event of the season and the second visit to Talladega Superspeedway in its history.

Aaron's Lucky Dog Driver: Josh Wise

Reflecting on Las Vegas: "We continue to improve each week," said Wise. "The Aaron's Lucky Dog crew had really good pit stops and our truck was awesome. This was my best career finish and it feels good, it feels awesome! We worked hard for a solid finish for Aaron's and it paid off. The Aaron's Lucky Dog was strong enough to pass a few other trucks at the very end, we just ran out of time. Our team is working hard in the shop and it shows at the track. I can't thank Aaron's and the guys enough for believing in me. I look for that first top-five in Talladega."

Double-duty at 'Dega: Josh Wise will be pulling double-duty at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. He will compete in both the ARCA RE/MAX and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events at the 2.66-mile tri-oval. This will be Wise's last ARCA race of the season and his eighth time behind the No. 00 Aaron's Lucky Dog in the NCTS.

What is your goal for this weekend? "Our team is going into Talladega with great momentum. In my last two races, I've finished in the top-10. I would like to say that Talladega could be the top-five we have been working for, but realistically Talladega is a tough track and it could be anyone's race."

Having never raced at Talladega, how are you going to learn the track? v"We tested there awhile back, but testing and racing are different ball games. Since I am racing in the ARCA RE/MAX event, I will have various practices to start to learn to track and the draft. Being a Rookie in the Truck Series, I am sure I will not have anyone following me, so I will watch and learn from those around me early on."

Wise on the "Big One": "There is no safe place on a track like Talladega. We just need to keep our nose clean and avoid any contact with other Trucks. Tracks like this breed cautions and wrecks. I just hope I'm not in them."

-credit: mwr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Josh Wise