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Pastrana Debut Set For April 27 | National Speed Sport News
by NSSN Staff
Travis Pastrana (left), chats with Jimmie Johnson. Pastrana will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut April 27. (Frank Smith Photo)

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Travis Pastrana will make a long-awaited NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in the No. 99 Boost Mobile Toyota at Richmond Int’l Raceway April 27.
The 11-time X-Games gold medalist and action sports star plans to run seven Nationwide Series races as well as 11 K&N Pro Series races in 2012. He’ll make his K&N debut in the season-opening race at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 17.
“The wait has been grueling,” Pastrana said. “This is one of the toughest things I’ve ever done. But we’re ready to go now. We have seven Nationwide races planned but if we can secure some additional sponsorship we’ll run more. If it were up to me we’d run every race after Richmond. I’m ready to get this thing going.”
Pastrana expected to make his Nationwide Series debut last season at the July 30th race in Indianapolis. But two nights before the race he broke his right ankle and foot in Los Angeles while attempting a trick called a “TP Roll” which is a 720 on a motorcycle during the Best Trick Competition in the X Games.
The injury and surgeries forced him to miss his entire 2012 Nationwide schedule.
“I was pretty much unable to do anything for a couple months, but as soon as they let me I was back behind the wheel testing and preparing for this upcoming season. I have to thank Boost Mobile for its patience and understanding – they didn’t have to stick with me through all this, but they did and I really appreciate it. I really hope to reward their commitment once I get back behind the wheel at Richmond.”
Pastrana will race under the Pastrana199 Racing banner in 2012. The team will have a technical alliance with Michael Waltrip Racing supplying personnel and equipment. Boost Mobile will sponsor each of the seven Nationwide races while iRacing will serve as the primary sponsor in four K&N races.
 

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He better be careful not to brake his leg driving to the track trying to flip his car. LOL :laugh:
 

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Finally the #199 will make his debut. Have been waiting to see him behind the wheel.
 

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My son has been waiting along time for his debut, he'll be thrilled. Wish he would be racing at Fontana though.
 

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There are a lot of people who are in the know that feel Travis will never amount to much in Nascar and that Travis heart is not into Nascar 100%.Those people have also said that is why you see only a "technical alliance" with MWR.

If Travis doesnt have a better than average year I dont see him coming back next year.
 

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Yeah every time Bristol sends me something, they remind me Travis will be in the K&N Series race.
 
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