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2013 Kentucky II: Travis Pastrana NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Sep 23, 2013 - 06:28 AM
2013 Kentucky II: Travis Pastrana NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview

Roush Fenway Racing’s Travis Pastrana and the No. 60 Ford Mustang finished 34th in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) night race at Kentucky Speedway after an accident forced the team to retire from the race.


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The NNS visited Kentucky Speedway for the second time of the season for another race under the lights. Rain midway through Friday’s first practice session ended practice early and cancelled the second session of the day.

On Saturday afternoon, Pastrana qualified his No. 60 Ford Mustang in eighth. Under a setting sun, the NNS cars took the green flag for a 300-mile race at the 1.5-mile course. Pastrana immediately began moving his way forward, jumping up to fifth by Lap 2.

Pastrana remained in fifth, until the Lap 25 competition caution. Pastrana told the crew that his car was just a tick free on entry and a little tight in the center. Crew Chief Chad Norris radioed the No. 60 down pit road to take four tires and fuel, as well as a slight wedge adjustment.

Several teams opted to take two tires, which dropped the No. 60 to 12th for the restart. Immediately after the restart, Pastrana informed the crew that the car was much looser after the first pit stop of the day.

Six laps later on Lap 36, contact from the No. 3 of Austin Dillon sent Pastrana for a spin. The No. 60 came down pit road early, to avoid damage from flat tires. The team bolted on four fresh Goodyear tires and added fuel. Pastrana visited pit road again under this caution for a track bar adjustment to help the chassis.

After the spin and two pit stops, Pastrana restarted 27th. When the race restarted on Lap 41, Pastrana was quiet on the radio as he tried to work his way through the pack. On Lap 60 Pastrana lost control of the No. 60 and spun in the middle of Turns 3 and 4. The nose of the car then made contact with the wall.

Pastrana was unable to drive the car back to the garage and after evaluating the damage, the team retired from the race, ultimately finishing 34th.

Dover 200
One-mile Dover International Speedway
Dover, Del.
Saturday, September 28
2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and MRN

Travis Pastrana
Started: 8
Finished: 34
Complete Race Results:

Travis Pastrana
2013 Season Total: 14th with 617 points

Travis Pastrana
Starts Wins Top-Fives Top-10s Poles
27 0 0 4 1

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