Published on July 29th, 2011 | by Michael J Smith1
Pastrana Breaks Ankle, Foot; N’Wide Debut Postponed
Travis Pastrana’s Nationwide Series debut is in serious doubt after the X-Games-star-turned-NASCAR-driver failed to land a trick and broke his right foot and ankle. Pastrana suffered the injury during the Moto X Best Trick final.
Pastrana attempted to perform a trick called the “toilet paper roll,” which consists of rotating the bike 720 degrees while flipping, but he crashed on the landing.
At this point, it is unclear whether Pastrana will be able to compete in the Kroger 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway, the Moto X Freestyle or the upcoming Rally Car RallyCross event.
Following the crash, Pastrana tweeted:
I’m on my way to the hospital for x rays, something with my foot, I’ll keep everyone posted. Might be driving with my hands on Saturday.
Update: Pastrana Waltrip Racing has decided to postpone Travis Pastrana’s debut in the Nationwide Series following the X-Games star’s injury in the Moto X Trick event.
Team owner Michael Waltrip said:
Like fans everywhere we were so excited about Travis’ debut Saturday night. We have a long term vision with Travis which includes lots of NASCAR. We can’t wait to get him healed and in our race cars. We talked to our sponsor Boost Mobile and agreed to withdraw from Indy and delay our debut. We’ve waited a long time for someone like Travis Pastrana. I guess we’ll just have to wait a little bit longer.