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Travis Pastrana injured and out of Indy debut

Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:23 pm
Edited on: July 29, 2011 12:39 pm
Posted by Brian De Los Santos and Pete Pistone

The much-anticipated NASCAR debut of action sports star Travis Pastrana will be delayed.

After competing at the X Games on Thursday, Pastrana was set to fly to Indianapolis for Saturday night's Nationwide race, but he reportedly broke his right leg and foot while particpating in the moto-x best trick competition.

Pastrana actually crashed twice. After failing to land the trick the first time, he quickly picked himself up to make a run at another, but that attempt proved unsuccessful as well and he fell to the dirt after trying to limp away.

Friday morning the team released this press release confirming Pastrana's injury will requite surgery and that his Nationwide Series debut will be delayed until September 9th at Richmond International Raceway:

From Team News Release

INDIANAPOLIS – Pastrana Waltrip Racing announced Friday it will withdraw the No. 99 Boost Mobile Toyota from Saturday’s race at Lucas Oil Raceway where action sports star Travis Pastrana planned to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut. 

Pastrana broke his right foot and ankle after back-to-back crashes during the Moto X Best Trick competition at the X Games in Los Angeles Thursday. 

“Like fans everywhere we were so excited about Travis’ debut Saturday night,” said team owner Michael Waltrip. “We have a long term vision with Travis which includes lots of NASCAR. We can’t wait to get him healed and in our race cars. We talked to our sponsor Boost Mobile and agreed to withdraw from Indy and delay our debut. We’ve waited a long time for someone like Travis Pastrana. I guess we’ll just have to wait a little bit longer.”

Pastrana had planned to compete in Best Trick and Freestyle on Thursday and Friday, fly to Indianapolis to make his NASCAR Nationwide debut Saturday, then return to Los Angeles to compete in RallyCross on Sunday. 

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Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 12:56 pm

Travis Pastrana injured and out of Indy debut

what was he thinking? I gotta say im a Pastrana fan and have watched him year after year doing amazing stuff.... but even before he wrecked himself the words.. what the hell is he doing? came out of almost everyone's mouth. yea.. right after he crashed on his 1st attempt... then instead of going back around and up the ramp and back in everyone else did and all are expected to do.... Travis played the ultiamte EGO card and decided it was his turn to go ahead and try his trick again...immediately! well they usually refer to that as Karma my friend.  sure enough, during the ego ride, while blowing off and disrespecting all of his fellow competitors.... Down goes Travis! as soon as he landed sideways with his bike on top of his leg, it was obvious his ankle was busted. in one super stupid ego filled move, Travis slapped all his fellow competitors in the face and destroyed his BIG weekend at the very same time. this was deserved. sorry Travis, love ya bro, but that was absolutely rediculous what you did. and im certain that all your friends sitting on their bikes at the top of the ramp feel the same. sorry ya got hurt,,,, but what kindof jerk move was that???

Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:26 am

Travis Pastrana injured at X Games

That dude has huevos of steel, and is the anti-mulisha because he's a nice guy and class act...but he needs to calm it down or he's going to be in a wheelchair. Heck,  I remember when he separated his spine from his pelvis in a wreck in Arizona when he was a kid. A bit more of an offset and his spinal cord would've severed then.

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:10 am

Travis Pastrana injured at X Games

Ouch.  Time for a desk job.

Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 10:58 am

Travis Pastrana injured at X Games

Jeez that bike landed on his leg

Since: Aug 6, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 10:51 am

Travis Pastrana injured at X Games

That was a sick trick!!  Too bad, I like his ingenuity. 

Since: Oct 27, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 8:03 am

Travis Pastrana injured at X-Games

Travis is a beast on a dirt bike but it's time to walk....

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