Wise gets iRacing sponsorship for Dover
May 28, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Partnership marks his second high-profile online sponsor of the season
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Phil Parsons Racing and driver Josh Wise have landed sponsorship from motorsports simulator iRacing for this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Dover International Speedway.
The partnership marks the second high-profile online sponsor this season for Wise, who won the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Fan Vote. Internet site Reddit adorned the No. 98 car at Talladega Superspeedway earlier in May and at Charlotte Motor Speedway for all-star festivities.
"I have used iRacing for the past six years as a training tool for my weekly NASCAR races because of how accurate their simulation and track layouts are," Wise said. "It has been such an awesome year for us with so much fan support on these projects."
The team announced Tuesday that funding for the sponsorship is scheduled to come from a monthlong drive with discounted subscriptions and add-ons for iRacing's online racing community.
Wise currently ranks 36th in the Sprint Cup standings with a top finish of 20th place at Talladega. The series' next event, the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET (FOX).