Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 10/8/14
Travis Pastrana at Bristol: Saturday’s race is Pastrana’s first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). The Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) driver made one start at BMS last season in the K&N Pro Series East. He started 19th and finished 12th, completing all 127 laps. The Car: The No. 60 crew brings Chassis RK-726 to BMS this weekend. This chassis last competed at Kentucky Speedway with RFR teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. behind the wheel, finishing 17th. Tennessee Connections: Front tire changer for the No. 60 Ford Mustang, Robbie Broome of Chattanooga, returns to his home state of Tennessee for this weekend’s race. Recapping Las Vegas: Pastrana, matched his career-best finish of 10th, Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, overcoming a 31st starting position, after qualifying was cancelled due to rain. The finish moved Pastrana up four spots to 11th in the NNS points standings. Pastrana On: Short-track racing: “Coming from rally and motocross, there is a lot more I can relate to in a short course event. Aerodynamics, side and bump drafting are all still foreign concepts, but racing head to head while sliding and bumping into each other is what I do best.” What he learned from racing at Bristol in the K&N Pro Series East last season: “Bristol looks identical on both sides, but I found the Turn 4 wall comes up a lot faster than the Turn 2 wall. It took me most of the race to not scrape the side of the car coming out of four and equally as long to figure out the fastest line that allowed me to use the entire track coming out of two. Bristol is a race where the drivers have to get up on the wheel and work. I can’t wait!”
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