Action sports star Travis Pastrana is returning to NASCAR, if only for one race. Pastrana announced from his Instagram account that he will compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 3. The 31-year-old extreme sports standout is scheduled to drive the NTS Motorsports No. 31 Chevrolet, said team competition director Chris Rice. "Couldn't be more excited right now," Pastrana said on Instagram before thanking the truck's sponsors -- GunBroker.com , Never Too Hungover and Lazy F Ranch. The event will be just the second-ever truck appearance for Pastrana , who also entered the series' 2012 race at Las Vegas. The bulk of Pastrana's NASCAR experience came in 2013 in his lone full season in what is now the XFINITY Series, driving the No. 60 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing . Pastrana claimed one Coors Light Pole Award (Talladega in May), but wound up 14th in the final standings after crashing out of six of the campaign's 33 races. Pastrana announced on Facebook just days before the 2013 season finale that he would not return the following season, citing frustrating results, a lack of sponsorship and his desire to spend more time with his wife and then-infant daughter. Since exiting NASCAR full-time, Pastrana has competed in RallyCross and off-road racing, in addition to his career as a motocross stunt performer.
RELATED: Full practice results Matt Crafton topped the lone NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice from Las Vegas Motor Speedway . Crafton paced the 150-minute practice session with a fast lap of 177.719 mph. The two-time defending series champion enters the 18th race of the season just seven points back of championship leader Erik Jones . Jones placed 13th in the practice session and is the defending race winner. Crafton's ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter was second (177.556 mph), followed by Timothy Peters (177.369 mph), Brandon Jones (177.003 mph) and Austin Theriault (176.829 mph). Travis Pastrana , who is making his first NASCAR start since 2013, placed 17th in the session. Keystone Light Pole Qualifying is set for 7:05 p.m. ET with coverage on FS2. The Rhino Linings 350 is set for 10 p.m. ET with coverage on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Travis Pastrana spins in Turn 2 bringing his day to an end.
Travis Pastrana , who suffered damage at the onset of the race, has a tire go down and crashes hard.
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Travis Pastrana spins on qualifying attempt when coming to take the green flag.
Travis Pastrana talks about winning the pole at Talladega and the intensity of driving for NASCAR.
Travis Pastrana spins off Turn 4 during qualifying, but manages to save the car and not hit anything.
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