Travis Pastrana – Michigan Advance

Travis Pastrana – Michigan Advance
Team:           No. 60 Ford Mustang
Crew Chief:   Chad Norris
Chassis:       RK-787 – Last raced at Texas Motor Speedway
Twitter:         @TravisPastrana; @Pastrana60Team; @RoushFenway

ADVANCE NOTES

·         Pastrana at Michigan International Speedway


American Muscle

o   Travis Pastrana visits Michigan International Speedway (MIS) for the first time this weekend in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS).

o   To date this season, Pastrana has three top-10 finishes and five top-15 finishes in his first full season with Roush Fenway Racing (RFR).

·         The Car

o   Chassis RK-787 returns to the track for the second time this season.  This chassis last raced at Texas Motor Speedway, running well until a mechanical issue forced the team to the garage to replace the rear gear, ultimately finishing 33rd.

·         Local Connections

o   For the first time this season, Roush Fenway visits Michigan, the home of Ford and also RFR’s sister company, Roush Performance, which is located in Livonia.

o   The spotter for the No. 60, Jason Hedlesky, hails from Clinton, Mich., which is nearly two hours away from MIS.

·         Recapping Iowa

o   Pastrana ran in the top-15 at Iowa Speedway, until he was caught in an accident on a restart shortly after the halfway point of the rain delayed DuPont Pioneer 250.

o   Pastrana remains 15th in the NNS point standings.

QUOTE WORTHY

Pastrana on visiting tracks for the first time:

“I’m always optimistic when I come to new tracks.  Some tracks that I have been excited about have been bad and some that I have been nervous about have been really good for me.  It’s great having so many people to lean on and know we have a great car with RFR.  Michigan should be a lot of fun.”
2013 No. 60 Team

Name                                       Duties                                                  Hometown

Lance Allen                               Shock Specialist                                   Haubstadt, Ind.

Eric Blair                                   Front Tire Carrier                                    Beth Page, N.Y.

Robbie Broome                         Front Tire Changer                                 Chattanooga, Tenn.

Mike Brown                               Jackman                                               Phoenix, Ariz.

David Davis                              Truck Driver                                          Fort Wayne, Ind.

Cody Efaw                                Car Chief                                              Big Prairie, Ohio

Josh Frankos                            Rear Tire Changer                                  Weirton, W. Va.

Ryan Gamble                            Rear Tire Carrier                                     Sanborn, N.Y.

Brian Harrison                           Engineer                                               Granite Bay, Calif.

Jason Hedlesky                        Spotter                                                 Clinton, Mich.

Justin Lasky                              Rear Mechanic                                      Johnstown, Pa.

Rick Mace “Bubba”                    Truck Driver                                          Connelly Spring, N.C.

Brendon McElligott                    Front Mechanic                                     West Newbury, Mass.

Chad Norris                               Crew Chief                                            Fremont, Iowa

John Payne                               Engine Tuner                                         Huntersville, N.C.

Brett Reckert                             Gas Man                                               Ellington, Conn.

David Roth                               Tire Specialist                                       El Paso, Texas


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