(WOMR file photo)
Travis Pastrana will make the move to full-time NASCAR racing in 2013, driving Roush Fenway’s historic #60 Ford Mustang in all 33 events on the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule.
“I am extremely excited about making the move into full-time NASCAR competition in 2013 and equally thrilled to have the opportunity to make that move with Jack Roush and the team at Roush Fenway Racing,” said Pastrana. For those who have sleeping under a rock for the past decade, Pastrana is a four-time rally champion, motocross champion and multiple X Games gold medal winner.
“I am very serious about making this move, running competitively and ultimately winning races in NASCAR,” added Pastrana. Pastrana will team up with veteran NASCAR crew chief Chad Norris and will be partnered with a variety of sponsors during the season. The #60 will be one of two full-time RFR Nationwide Series entries in 2013, with Pastrana being paired with Roush Fenway teammate and 2010 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne in the #6 Ford Mustang.(Roush Fenway)
Travis has been trying to crack into NASCAR for the last two seasons. In 2011 he was offered a ride with Michael Waltrip Racing in a part-time mode. Last season he partnered with MWR, however, he shattered his ankle in an X Games competition that delayed and/or curtailed his “supposedly” run at a full-time ride with MRW.
Nevertheless, it appears that the highly competitive Pastrana has landed himself a very good ride Nationwide Series ride with RFR, notwithstanding the fact that Pastrana obviously brings a ton of Red Bull money with him to the bargaining table!
As we all know, money talks and BS walks in NASCAR , as well as life in general!
TIL NEXT TIME I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!