Pastrana rolls with the punches

After X Games wreck, action sports star has a gift for wife, focuses on next races

Updated: July 12, 2012, 3:22 PM ET
By B.J. Smith | ESPN.com

He didn't even stop to say hello. It was early on Monday morning, less than 18 hours after his hopes for a 12th X Games gold medal were crushed and Travis Pastrana had just driven 90 miles north of downtown Los Angeles to the high desert.

He blew by the gathering awaiting his arrival and slipped through the open gate to get some track time. After sliding his red Dodge Charger around Willow Springs' quarter-mile Walt James Stadium oval for a few laps Pastrana, was satisfied. It was ...

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