Travis Pastrana will race in all 33 NASCAR Nationwide Series races with Roush Fenway Racing in 2013. The huge deal, announced Thursday, puts the X Games legend front and center on the NASCAR stage.
"I am very serious about making this move, running competitively and ultimately winning races in NASCAR," said Pastrana in a statement. "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."
Headed by Jack Roush, the Roush Fenway team has won the past two championships in the Nationwide Series, which is second only to the Sprint Cup on the NASCAR competition ladder.
Last season, Pastrana competed in only nine Nationwide races. In 2013, he will drive the No. 60 Roush Fenway Ford Mustang, which he raced at Richmond last September.