Motocross superstar Travis Pastrana was set to make his NASCAR debut this past weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway in a Nationwide Series race, but following a crash at X Games 17 in which he broke his right foot and ankle, his plans are on hold.
Pastrana is slated to drive the No. 99 Boost Mobile Toyota Camry for seven races as a part of Pastrana-Waltrip Racing, however, Pastrana’s injury has put his entrance into NASCAR in jeopardy. There are no immediate plans for when Pastrana might debut, but it’s possible that he could miss the entire season.
Regardless, Pastrana will eventually try his hand at NASCAR, whether it be this year or next. Although Pastrana has no previous experience in stock car racing, he has had a great deal of success in rally cars, winning Rally America National Series Championship on four occasions.
Of course rally racing and stock car racing are completely different animals, so it remains to be seen whether Pastrana’s success as a driver will translate. Here are 10 bold predictions for Travis Pastrana’s eventual foray into NASCAR.