Travis Pastrana – Watkins Glen Advance

Travis Pastrana – Watkins Glen  Advance

Team:           No. 60 Ford Mustang
Crew Chief:   Chad Norris
Chassis:       RK-757 – New Chassis
Twitter:         @TravisPastrana; @Pastrana60Team; @RoushFenway

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·         Pastrana at Watkins Glen

o   Travis Pastrana will make his first start at Watkins Glen International this weekend in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS).  This is his second road course race in the NNS, having finished 16th at Road America earlier this season.

o   Pastrana is no stranger to right hand turns.  From 2006 – 2009, he won four consecutive Rally America Championships.

·         The Car

o   Saturday’s race at Watkins Glen will be the first for Chassis RK-757.  This chassis served as Pastrana’s back-up car at Road America.

·         Local Connections

o   Front tire carrier, Ryan Gamble returns to his home state of New York this weekend.  His hometown of Sanborn is located about three hours away from the track.

·         Recapping Iowa

o   Pastrana and the No. 60 Roush Fenway team finished 27th at Iowa Speedway after a flat tire caused contact with the wall during the US Cellular 250.

o   He remains 14th in the NNS point standings.

QUOTE WORTHY

Pastrana on racing at Watkins Glen International:

“I had high expectations heading into Road America, but crashed while running inside the top-10.  With my rally background, this could be my best chance to shine and I’m determined to run up at the front.”

 

 

2013 No. 60 Team

 

Name                                       Duties                                                  Hometown

Lance Allen                               Shock Specialist                                   Haubstadt, Ind.

Robby Broome                         Front Tire Changer                                 Chattanooga, Tenn.

Mike Brown                               Jackman                                               Phoenix, Ariz.

Dave Davis                               Truck Driver                                          Fort Wayne, Ind.

Cody Efaw                                Car Chief                                              Big Prairie, Ohio

Josh Frankos                            Rear Tire Changer                                  Weirton, W. Va.

Ryan Gamble                            Front 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

Eric Wallace                              Rear Tire Carrier                                     Austin, Texas

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