Pastrana moves to full-time role

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Travis Pastrana will be ramping up his NASCAR schedule this season, driving full time for Roush Fenway Racing.

The former X-Games star will drive the No. 60 Ford in all 33 Nationwide races after running a limited schedule in 2012.

“I am extremely excited about making the move into full-time NASCAR competition in 2013 and equally thrilled to have the opportunity to make that move with Jack Roush and the team at Roush Fenway Racing,” said Pastrana, a four-time rally champion, motocross champion and multiple X-Games gold medal winner.

“I am very serious about making this move, running competitively and ultimately winning races in NASCAR. 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.”

Pastrana has made nine career Nationwide Series starts, including one for Roush Fenway last September at Richmond. He has a top finish of 13th, along with three 17th-place finishes. He also has a start in the Camping World Truck Series.

Chad Norris will work as crew chief for Pastrana.

“Travis is a champion,” Roush Fenway co-owner Jack Roush said. “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.”

Roush Fenway will also field the No. 6 Ford with 2010 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne running the full schedule.

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