Action sports legend Travis Pastrana will drive a full NASCAR Nationwide series schedule in 2013, piloting Roush Fenway’s historic No. 60 Ford Mustang in all 33 events on the Nationwide schedule, the team announced Thursday.
“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, 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. “No team can claim the success in the Nationwide Series that Roush Fenway has, and I know driving an RFR Ford will provide me with the maximum opportunity to develop my skills behind the wheel of a stock car.”
Pastrana’s NASCAR career took a detour when he broke a foot and ankle during X Games 17 in the summer of 2011, shortly before his planned debut. In April of 2012, Pastrana finally got his first start, finishing 22nd at Richmond International Raceway.
Roush Fenway’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the NASCAR Nationwide champion for the last two years, will move to the NASCAR Sprint Cup series this season. 2010 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne will take over the championship No. 6 Ford Mustang and Pastrana will pilot the No. 60 Ford Mustang
Roush Fenway’s No. 60 entry boasts the most wins in NASCAR Nationwide history, having been driven to victory lane a grand total of 90 times.