Travis Pastrana Is Back On Track

By Christy Valdez

The date is getting closer for Travis Pastrana to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut. The extreme sports star made his return to the NASCAR circuit in Bristol Motor Speedway last Saturday.

Pastrana’s initial Nationwide debut date was set for July 2011 at Lucas Oil Raceway but his debut would take a delay after injuring his foot and ankle competing at the X-Games the same weekend he had called “Pastranathon”. He had made his official NASCAR debut in the K&N series last year as preparation for Nationwide but all plans came to a halt.

All of the plans Pastrana had set for 2011 would soon have to be pushed into the following season. The initial plans were to run select nationwide races and run the full schedule in 2012.

Since recovering from his X-Games accident he got back into a racecar for the 2012 edition of the 24 hours of Daytona and qualified to race the K&N East series season opener at Bristol.

Finishing 12th in his NASCAR return, Pastrana is back on track with his plans. His Nationwide debut date is fast approaching, which is set for April 17th at Richmond. He plans on running some of the K&N series this year as well as seven Nationwide races.


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