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2013 Las Vegas: Travis Pastrana NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Mar 06, 2013 - 04:34 PM
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2013 Las Vegas: Travis Pastrana NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview


ADVANCE NOTES

· Pastrana at Las Vegas

o Pastrana will make his first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) this weekend. The Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) driver pulled double-duty last year at LVMS, competing in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Global RallyCross, finishing 15th and 10th, respectively.

 

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o The action sports legend is no stranger to daredevil stunts in Las Vegas. In 2011, Pastrana and fellow Nitro Circus teammate Erik Roner, successfully BASE jumped off the Signature Towers at the MGM.

· Recapping Phoenix

o Pastrana and the RFR No. 60 Ford Mustang finished 28th at Phoenix International Raceway after making contact with the wall on the second lap of the 200-lap race.

· The Car

o Chassis RK-740 makes its debut this weekend at LVMS.

· Texas Media Day:

o RRF was represented by Pastrana and teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on Monday at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) for their annual media day in advance of the April 12 and 13 NASCAR events at TMS.

o TMS also had basketball trick-shot experts Dude Perfect on hand for the media day. Pastrana and Stenhouse, Jr. participated in several trick-shot attempts that will air on the Dude Perfect YouTube Channel as the TMS races draw closer. Stay tuned to http://www.youtube.com/user/corycotton for the videos.

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Pastrana On:

· Racing at Las Vegas last season in two different series’:

“Las Vegas was a lot of fun last year. I learned there is a big difference in traction between a corner that is in the shade and one that is in the sun. Practice was at night and I could hold it almost wide open, but a spin on Lap 2 had us playing catch up all day. The Vegas course was one of my favorite from last year and I look forward to racing it in a car.”

· Racing on 1.5-mile tracks:

“Coming from a dirt background, I really like tracks that are more worn out because you can slip and slide around. Las Vegas should be one of my better 1.5-mile tracks, and I'm really happy to do that one first.”

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.
Joel Edmonds Spotter Dobson, N.C.
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.
Justin Lasky Rear Mechanic Johnstown, Pa.
Ricky 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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