Travis Pastrana Out of X-Games and NASCAR Nationwide Debut With Injury

Sandra MacWattersCorrespondent IJuly 29, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 28:  Travis Pastrana is injured after a fall in the Moto X Best Trick Final during day 1 of the X Games 17 at the Staples Centrer on July 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The weekend of "Pastrananation" came to a crashing halt Thursday night taking Travis Pastrana out of the X-Games and his NASCAR Nationwide debut at Indianapolis.

Pastrana was making a second attempt at the "TP Roll," which is a flip combined with a 720-degree spin. His failed landing broke bones in his ankle and foot for which surgery has been scheduled.

This was to be Pastrana's big weekend as he was scheduled to travel back and forth from the X-Games at Los Angeles to Indianapolis.

He was to drive the No. 99 Toyota for Waltrip-Pastrana racing at the NASCAR Nationwide race. There has been no announcement of a replacement driver.

This once again will spur debate on NASCAR drivers and outside activities that may pose high risk and danger.

In this case, Pastrana never made his debut in the second-tier series of NASCAR, and with his injury taking possibly a couple months for recovery, race fans will have to wonder when they may see him drive

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 Update: Travis Pastrana was cleared to run the Rally Car with hand controls on July 31.

 

 

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