Action sports star Travis Pastrana will end his foray into NASCAR at the end of 2013. Pastrana has raced fulltime in the Nationwide series for Roush-Fenway Racing this season; his best finish was a ninth at Richmond in April. Overall he has four top-10 finishes and one pole in 41 starts over two years.
“This past season of NASCAR has been an awesome experience,” said Pastrana on his Facebook page. “I have made a lot of great friends, had a lot of fun and gained a new appreciation for all aspects of this sport. Jack Roush and everyone at Roush Fenway Racing have gone above and beyond to try and help me succeed and I am truly grateful for their support. I would like to thank them and all of the other people who stuck behind me during the last two years as I tried to learn how to make a successful career in NASCAR. Its tough to step back now and prove the critics were right, but unfortunately my results were not good enough to get the sponsors I needed to appropriately fund next season.”
Pastrana and his wife also recently had their first child and the 30-year old indicated that family matters factored into his decision. MORE>>>