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