Toyota All-Star Showdown: Travis Pastrana Makes Most of First NASCAR Opportunity

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Toyota All-Star Showdown: Travis Pastrana Makes Most of First NASCAR Opportunity
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Jason Bowles streaks to win at Toyota All-Star Showdown Saturday Night.

Jason Bowles ran away with the race late in the 225 lap K&N Pro Series after pole sitter Derek Thorn was kicked to the back of the field for a rough driving infraction with just 10 laps to go in the event.  Bowles made the most of the opportunity and held off the field to win the Toyota All-Star Showdown hardware and the prize money that comes with it.

There were plenty of winners and losers in the eighth installment of the Toyota All-Star Showdown but the biggest winner was extreme sports star turned NASCAR driver Travis Pastrana.  Expectations were tempered by the Pastrana's co-owner Michael Waltrip before the event.

Waltrip joked with his new business partner and driver Pastrana while talking with a group of reporters amid crew.  "Hopefully the other drivers don't know that Travis has no idea what he is doing out there."

Pastrana joked on Friday night after qualifying for the field, "I will play the part of the moving chicane tomorrow night."

Pastrana capped the night by walking up into the stands and thanking the fans that hung out waiting to see him.  A recent innovation started by the NASCAR Sprint Cup driver of the No. 99 Carl Edwards.

The night was action filled, and there were plenty of drivers that disappointed when it came to expectations.  The Drive for Diversity drivers Sergio Pena and Darrell Wallace Jr. both failed to finish as did veterans Erik Holmes (crash) and Augie Vidovich (blown engine).

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