Travis Pastrana – Bristol Advance
Team: No. 60 Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Chad Norris
Chassis: RK-749 – Last raced at Chicagoland
· Pastrana at Bristol
o Travis Pastrana will make his second NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. In his previous start this season at the .53-mile high-banked short track, Pastrana ran in the top-20 and used the day as a learning experience, finishing 16th.
· The Car
o Chassis RK-749 will make its fourth start of the season this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. This chassis previously raced at Auto Club Speedway, finishing 13th, Dover International Speedway, finishing 15th and Chicagoland Speedway, finishing 18th.
· Local Connections
o Robby Broome, the Front Tire Changer for the No. 60 Ford Mustang, returns to his home state of Tennessee for the second time this season. Broome is a native of Chattanooga, which is a little over three hours away from the track.
· Recapping Mid-Ohio
o Pastrana started 18th in the inaugural Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and ran in the top-15, until contact with the wall shortly after the halfway point forced Pastrana to the garage for repairs. The No. 60 ultimately crossed the finish line in 31st.
o He remains 14th in the NNS point standings.
Pastrana on racing at Bristol:
“We struggled a lot with both of the concrete tracks earlier this season, but it was awesome to see Chris Buescher do so well and I learned a lot from his strategy. I know Trevor [Bayne] is hungry for a win here and I hope I can follow his lead in practice, and qualify better than last time.”