Allen Lessels on Motor Sports: Pastrana eyes RallyCross
They discussed trying to move up in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings, flying cars and assorted other subjects on what was pretty much an all-work, no-play day at the speedway. Both drivers toil for Roush Fenway Racing.
The hot sun beat down on empty grandstands that two weeks from today will be packed full with some 100,000 race fans for the New Hampshire 300 for the first of two Sprint Cup races at the track this season.
Pastrana again plans to do double duty at NHMS.
He won the wild Global RallyCross event that made its debut at the track last July.
He said others from the NASCAR world might join him.
"There's a lot of talk on the team about guys who want to go out there and have some fun," Pastrana said. "Nothing's confirmed, so I cannot say anything."
"If we could get it hooked up, I'd love to drive it," he said.
Pastrana thinks the idea appeals to a lot of drivers.
"NASCAR's a lot of fun, for sure," he said. "But I think that anyone who drives anything is like, 'I want to fly. I want to jump a car on purpose and not be like, oh, oh, something's wrong.'"
Bayne finished 12th and Pastrana 15th and they maintained their spots in the standings. Bayne is 10th and Pastrana 14th.
The American Canadian Tour continues its swing through New Hampshire with the next two races scheduled at Star Speedway in Epping next Saturday and White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock on July 13.
NASCAR's Whelen Southern Modified Series, off since April, resumes on Friday at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C.Andy Seuss, the Hampstead racer who relocated to North Carolina, is sixth in points. He finished eighth in the last race.
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