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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Pastrana to race at Iowa Speedway

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Travis Pastrana before the start of the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Darlington.

Travis Pastrana will make his third Nationwide series start this weekend at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to run both races this weekend at Iowa," Pastrana said. "I have been pretty satisfied with the start to the season. We need to get better at qualifying."

Pastrana placed 22nd at Richmond and 17th at Darlington, which was held last weekend.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series takes place Saturday and on Sunday, the Nationwide race will air live on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. ET.

"This week Nationwide and K&N practice are on the same day so I am really going to have to focus. It could be very easy to get confused on which car has which feel," Pastrana said. "However, our goal this year has not changed. I need to go out there and finish every lap so I can get the most experience possible."