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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