From August through November 2014, Provident
Metals in Dallas partnered as the primary sponsor with Phil Parsons Racing and NASCAR Sprint Cup
driver Josh Wise to create numismatically themed paint
schemes for the exterior of car No. 98.
Phil Parsons Racing, featuring No. 98, can be found here on Facebook.
The designs incorporated American Eagle silver and gold bullion
coins as well as Provident Metals Zombucks Apocalyse Currency medals.
The Zombucks feature obverse designs of classic U.S. coin designs
reimagined in "zombie" form.
Provident sponsored the No. 98 car Aug. 23 for the Aug. 23 Irwin
Tools Night Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee; for the
Sept. 6 Federated Auto Parts 400 Race at Richmond International
Raceway in Virginia; and Oct. 11 for the Bank of America 500 Race at
Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.
No. 98 will run with Provident Metals sponsorship Nov. 2 for the AAA
Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
NASCAR fans can now purchase a variety of Josh Wise merchandise — including hats, shirts,
hero cards, autographed silver and copper medals and more —
exclusively from Provident Metals. Supplies are limited, according to
According to Josh Merrick, Provident Metals creative
director, all the proceeds from the sale of this merchandise will go
to fund another race.
"We believe the more time gold and silver Eagles can be
displayed on the car car on National TV benefits the entire coin
industry," Merrick said.
Provident Metals announced in a blog in July it would be primary sponsor for the No. 98 car. Additional
blogs discuss the development of the sponsorship with Phil Parsons Racing; an interview with Josh Wise on NASCAR, precious
metals and cryptocurrency; paint schemes; Zombucks design; and additional "undead" designs.