Saturday, April 14, 2012
Travis Pastrana visits TMS before Nationwide debut
By David Stein
FORT WORTH, Texas -- If it has wheels and a motor, Travis Pastrana has probably driven it professionally. The action sports superstar visited Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday to talk about his newest venture -- the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Pastrana was set to make his NASCAR debut last season, but two night before his first race, he broke his right foot and ankle at the Summer X Games. Now he's back and set to race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series 250 at Richmond International Speedway on April 27.
"We've put together a lot of testing," Pastrana said. "I have to thank the Samsung people for sticking with me through all the injuries, but I'm really looking forward to getting back out there and getting in the car."
Pastrana plans to race the No. 99 Boost Mobile Toyota in seven races this season.
"I feel as ready as I'm going to get without really knowing what to expect," Pastrana said. "That's our starting point, and we hope it's higher than lower."
He'll be back in Fort Worth on June 9 for the Global Rallycross Championship race at TMS.
Pastrana will also serve as the grand marshal for the Samsung Mobile 500.