Travis Pastrana ready to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Richmond

2012 Bristol Weekend
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In the nine months since his originally scheduled Nationwide Series debut last July, Travis Pastrana has shattered his right ankle, had several pins and screws inserted and some removed, watched as much NASCAR racing as he could and tried to convince his sponsors and fans that he would eventually race in NASCAR’s second-highest series.

On Friday night, the former action sports star will finally reach that goal.

Pastrana broke his ankle two days before his scheduled debut last July when he landed awkwardly on his motorcycle in X Games competition. He will make his long-awaited debut behind the wheel of the RAB Racing No. 99 car in the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 on Friday at Richmond International Raceway.

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  • JamesFontana

    Between the media falling all over themselves with Danica and this turkey no one mentioned the fact that Johanna Long finished ahead of the great Danica and Pastrana. It was a travisty that there were so mnay cup regulars stinking up the show too. NASCAR needs to fix this. You select a series, you stay in it. The regulars took places from up and coming drivers and money from  already hurting teams. It is wrong and should not be allowed. NASCAR says it fills the seats, well it did not fill to many last night. I did not mind Kurt Bush winning because he was driving for a Nationwide only team even though Kyle is not my favorite drivwer. If Gibbs ,RCR and Roush want to race in the NNW series hire a driver  from the NAtionwide ranks and let him or her earn their way to cup and keep thier cup drivers out of the NNW series races.