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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Does Travis Pastrana’s Comeback Matter?

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NASCAR’s entering an era where they’re looking for fresh, big stars. Jeff Gordon is done. Tony Stewart is done. Carl Edwards is done. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is next. So where does that leave the sport? Well, NASCAR is in a delicate state, featuring ratings and attendance declines. But there remains plenty of optimism for the future …

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Travis Pastrana Returns to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Niece Motorsports

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Travis Pastrana, a former X Games gold medalist and star of the Nitro Circus tour, is returning to NASCAR. The action sports legend will trade in his BMX handlebars for the steering wheel in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Pastrana will drive Niece Motorsports’ No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado, taking over at Las Vegas Motor …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Travis Pastrana’s Return Among Storylines to Watch in Las Vegas

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While much of the NASCAR world is currently focused on Tony Stewart‘s announcement and the impending rainy weekend at Dover International Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series heads west to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a Saturday night showdown. With a close championship battle, every race counts for Matt Crafton, Erik Jones and Tyler Reddick …

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Travis Pastrana Returning to NASCAR for 2015 Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas

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Travis Pastrana is returning to NASCAR. Pastrana, an 11-time X-Games gold medalist, has signed a one-race deal with NTS Motorsports to run its No. 31 in the Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas in October, ESPN reports. The truck will be sponsored by GunBroker and will run alongside teammate Daniel Hemric in the …

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Travis Pastrana Discusses Possibility of Returning to NASCAR

at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas on November 2, 2013.

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From NASCAR to Nitro Circus, the past year-and-a-half have flown by – literally and figuratively – for Travis Pastrana. The former Xfinity Series driver for Roush Fenway Racing stopped by to talk to Frontstretch after being spotted back in the garage area Friday afternoon at Pocono Raceway. Pastrana’s last stock car race came in the Homestead Xfinity …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2012 History 300 at Charlotte

If there was a prize for the best firesuit, Joey Logano would have it hands down after sporting a suit styled to look like… well, a suit, complete with jacket and tie. Logano, who was also strong in Sprint Cup practice on Saturday, looked to have the car to beat early, but a two-tire strategy later in the race proved to be the wrong one, and Logano was never able to claw his way back to the front. Instead, he was forced to settle for sixth, but if his early run is any indication, Logano could be looking at a much-needed top 10 in the Cup race.

Fan’s View: Travis Pastrana – Getting to Know the New Guy the Wrong Way

Jamie Little opened the post-race interview with Travis Pastrana and asked him what was the highlight and lowlight of his first Nationwide Series race. “The lowlight was gettin’ beat by both the girls.” In less than 140 characters Travis Pastrana managed to raise my eyebrows with the second utterance of this sentiment on Friday night. …

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