As Roush Fenway Racing’s five drivers sat in a row at the team’s visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, four of them were wearing similar black suits, while one looked like a completely different character.
We’re talking about Travis Pastrana, who wore a gray-and-purple plaid jacket on top of a purple shirt. “I didn’t get the memo on the black suit,” Pastrana joked. The former X Games star certainly stands out among teammates Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne, but that is a fact accepted by both owner Jack Roush and his drivers.
“Travis is his own character. He’s his own brand. If I go walk out on the street, I’m the driver of the 16 car, whatever. But Travis is his own brand and it’s his own image and I like that,” Biffle was quoted as saying by Nascar.com.
Even from a sponsorship point of view, Pastrana is a different type of driver. His neon yellow and bright pink No. 60 Ford has nothing written on the hood, as Pastrana is waiting for a sponsor that will embrace his personality as Jack Roush has.
“I really try to find a partner that’s going to be there for the long term, you know, hopefully we’ll get a couple races and then we’ll find the partner that fits. The search is still on for someone that fits, for a sponsor that looks at this car and says, ‘Yeah, that’s our guy,'” Pastrana said.