Pastrana Set To Make NNS Daytona Debut
While Travis Pastrana makes his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start this weekend at Daytona International Speedway, the driver of the No. 60 Ford Mustang is no stranger to the high banks of Daytona. Pastrana’s first win in the Pro Ranks came at DIS in the AMA Supercross Series 125 East Class. He also participated in the 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona, finishing 35th.
“The NASCAR Nationwide Series is the most competitive series I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of," said Pastrana. "This year I’m going in with open expectations. My goals this season are to do the best I can every race and to learn every race. I want to do well, I feel like I’m good enough to race with these guys. Winning is a lot more fun than losing and we’ve got to figure out a way to get there.”
Pastrana will team up with veteran NASCAR Crew Chief, Chad Norris for the 2013 season. Norris served as crew chief for fellow Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) driver Carl Edwards for part of the 2012 Sprint Cup season. In 2011 Norris led the No. 16 NNS team to Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway, with RFR driver Trevor Bayne behind the wheel.
Pastrana makes his NNS Daytona debut with chassis RK-690, which is a new chassis.
The No. 60 Ford Mustang hits the track this season featuring a new look. An action sports star, Pastrana brings some of his originality and flair to NASCAR, sporting a Mustang in various neon hues.