Travis Pastrana, driver of the #60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, poses with his pole award after qualifying firist for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama. Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images.
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway Travis Pastrana will roll off from the grid from the pole position after a lap of 176.500 mph in Firday’s qualifying session for the Aaron’s 312. This will mark Pastrana’s first-ever pole in NASCAR competition, so is it safe to say that he is on the path to NASCAR stardom?
Not just yet.
Before Pastrana Nation bashes me, I am not trying to take anything away from Pastrana, because I honestly think he has the determination and passion to make it as a NASCAR driver in the long run, but to say a pole at a restrictor plate race track means that the X-Games action star is all of a sudden ready to contend for wins week in and week out, or even bat...