Travis Pastrana to Leave NASCAR at the End of the Season

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Travis Pastrana has announced plans to quit the NASCAR Nationwide Series at the end of the 2013 season, quoting lack of sponsors 2014 and the competition’s difficult schedule.
“It's 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. The NASCAR schedule is grueling and takes enormous sacrifices from those you love to make work,” the 30-year-old said on his Facebook page.

The 10-time X Games gold medalist and four-time Rally America champion made his debut in the NASCAR series by driving in the 2011 Toyota All-Star Showdown. For the 2013 he signed with Roush Fenway Racing but failed to score more than four top ten finishes.

With one race to go, Travis Patrana ranks 14th in the drivers’ championship, with 725 points, more than 400 behind leader Austin Dillon.
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