After dipping his toes into the Nationwide Series waters last year, action sports star Travis Pastrana will take the plunge full-time in 2013 driving for Roush Fenway Racing in the No.60 Ford Mustang.
The No. 60 is legendary in NNS annals landing in the winner’s circle 90 times for drivers such as Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Mark Martin.
The 29 year old Annapolis, Maryland native has nine career Nationwide starts including one for RFR last September at Richmond. He qualified a career-best fifth and finished 17th after running in the top-10 for most of the day.
Pastrana will team up with veteran NASCAR crew chief Chad Norris and will be partnered with a variety of sponsors during the season.
“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 in a release.
“I am very serious about making this move, running competitively and ultimately winning races in NASCAR. 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 is a four-time rally champion, motocross champion and multiple X Games gold medal winner.
“Travis is a champion,” said Roush Fenway co-owner Jack Roush. “It takes a great deal of drive and determination to reach that level of greatness in any field. He is serious about this move to NASCAR and we are committed to doing everything we can to see his career develop in NASCAR. We would certainly expect to see a great level of excitement brought to the table as he progresses within our sport.”
The No. 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 No. 6 Ford Mustang.