Pastrana to drive full NASCAR Nationwide Series

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Travis Pastrana has signed on to drive the full NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule this year in Roush Fenway's No. 60 Ford Mustang, co-owner Jack Roush and Pastrana jointly announced on Thursday.

The 11-time X Games gold medalist in motorcycle events wants to shift to NASCAR full time, and plans to drive in all 33 Nationwide races.

"Travis is a champion," Roush told reporters. "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."

Pastrana will team with veteran crew chief Chad Norris.

"I am very serious about making this move, running competitively and ultimately winning races in NASCAR," Pastrana said. "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."
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