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July 22, 11:30 AM ET
Chat with Travis Pastrana

Buzzmaster
  (11:34 AM)

Hey guys, Travis is running a little bit late. He'll start chatting at 11:45.

Buzzmaster
  (11:41 AM)

We have Travis!

Mac from DC [via mobile]

Do you think that Rally Cross has a chance to grow to become as large as Indy car or eventually NASCAR?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:44 AM)

I think the younger audience can really relate to the action side of Rally Cross. Jumping, sliding in cars similar to cars the can purchase on the street.

drew bham alabama [via mobile]

What was the thing that suprised you the most about your move from rally cross to nascar?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:45 AM)

The closeness of the competition.

James Piccarreto (Rochester, NY)

What was your favorite scene in "Nitro Circus?"

Travis Pastrana
  (11:45 AM)

I'd say the chopper flopper.

Adam C (Vermont)

Travis, what grade would you give your current season in Nationwide?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:46 AM)

C+

Randy (Charlotte)

What are you most looking forward to in the final X Games in LA?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:47 AM)

Lots of memories from LA. It's awesome really getting the know our way around the city and the people. I also look forward to having a new venue for rally.

Phil (Los Angeles)

How do you feel about X Games moving from LA to Austin?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:47 AM)

I think Austin is going to be a great fit. It's a fun town. I'm excited to see X Games move around like it used to.

Alyssa (PA)

What is the most difficult part of moving to NASCAR?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:48 AM)

Step one was to find the speed. Now the most difficult part is to stay up front and trying to stay there at the end.

Sam, Austin Tx [via mobile]

How often are you able to get back on two wheels at your ranch in Texas with your busy NASCAR schedule?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:49 AM)

I haven't been to Texas in over a year. LOL

Travis Pastrana
  (11:50 AM)

But I still ride whenever I can.

Todd Oxendine (Sumter, SC)

Just wanted to say I have enjoyed watching you in the X Games over the years. I wish you all the luck in NASCAR the rest of this season and in the future.

Travis Pastrana
  (11:50 AM)

Thanks!

Joe (New Jersey)

Hey Travis, hope to see you in Nationwide again next year. Have any discussions about 2014 began yet?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:51 AM)

Hope to see you too!

John Oberle (Lincoln, NE)

You're doing well in Nationwide races thus far, do you see yourself (pending availability of a ride) in the Spring Cup Series in the near future, and if so, what would be your motivation considering all your other accomplishments in motorsports?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:52 AM)

Every driver wants to drive against the best. But I have a long way to go in NASCAR and I hope to continue in Nationwide in the near future.

Brandon Butler (Hornell, NY)

Travis, I have two questions to ask. 1.) Who is your favorite current NASCAR driver? and 2.) What are some of the things that you have learned that will allow you to grow as a NASCAR driver?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:54 AM)

Before I got into NASCAR Jimmie Johnson and Clint Bowyer were my two favorite drivers. But not everyone is cool and I enjoy working with these guys. For the second questions, my patience has grown.

Adam C (Vermont)

Do you think racing in ARCA could help your NASCAR transition?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:54 AM)

Yes.

Jason (Virginia)

Where did the idea for the pink and yellow paint scheme come from?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:55 AM)

I rode Suzuk my entire life and I've pretty much rode yellow my entire life. It stands out.

David (PA)

whats ur favorite track so far and y?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:57 AM)

My favorite short track is either Richmond or Iowa. Favorite 1/2 mile is Atlanta. I like the short tracks because you don't have to work with the aerodynamics as much. I like Atlanta because it's worn out, close to how a dirt track is. It's slippery and I have no problem sliding a little bit.

Joe (Troy, NY)

Travis, if you could have chosen your number, what number would you have chosen?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:58 AM)

199 but its an honor to run the No. 60.

Matthew Jackson (Clover Sc)

What is the plan for the rest of the season for you?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:58 AM)

Hopefully get a win in the GRC and some top fives in the Nationwide Series.

Angelo (PA) [via mobile]

Which driver do you enjoy racing with the most?

Travis Pastrana
  (11:59 AM)

I found myself around Nelson Piquet a lot. He's very aggressive so it tends to be a lot of fun.

John Oberle (Lincoln, NE)

Have you worked on the triple backflip for moto best trick, or know anyone who has been?

Travis Pastrana
  (12:00 PM)

I don't think anyone is really working on that. LOL. For the moment I'm focusing on driving.

Matt (San Diego, CA)

Has any wreck ever made you consider not continuing your racing career?

Travis Pastrana
  (12:01 PM)

Not yet but my crash on the 720 at X Games was a bad one. That crash put me out of motorcycle for two years. It's a moment I remember everyday.

Travis Pastrana
  (12:02 PM)

Thanks for the support and I look forward to having more fun driving these cars and having better results here soon.