Shortly after announcing that he has parted ways with Subaru, Travis Pastrana announced that he is ready to turn his attention to America’s most popular form of motorsports ““ NASCAR. Michael Waltrip Racing, Gary and Blake Bechtel and Pastrana have announced the creation of Pastrana-Waltrip Racing that will field cars in the NASCAR Nationwide Series beginning in 2011. Initial plans are for Pastrana to compete in seven NASCAR Nationwide races in 2011 and twenty races in 2012.
“I’ve been following NASCAR closely for years as a fan of the sport with competing in the sport a life-long dream,” Pastrana said. “I decided it was time to try and turn that dream into reality and with the help of the Bechtel family, Michael Waltrip Racing and Wasserman media group I’m now one step closer!”
Pastrana-Waltrip Racing will field Toyotas out of the Michael Waltrip Racing shop in Cornelius, N.C.
We have no doubt that the 16 X Games gold medalists will shine in NASCAR.
Hit the jump for a video about Pastrana’s move to NASCAR.
– By: Omar Rana