Travis Pastrana will drive in Las Vegas Truck Series race
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.
Press Pass: Travis Pastrana
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Travis Pastrana blows a tire, hits the wall hard
Travis Pastrana , who suffered damage at the onset of the race, has a tire go down and crashes hard.
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Pastrana , Cassill get turned by Long
Travis Pastrana and Landon Cassill get turned by Johanna Long
Pastrana around after contact with Bowman
Travis Pastrana makes contact with Alex Bowman, sending the No. 60 spinning down the backstretch.
Pastrana spins at Mid-Ohio
Travis Pastrana's spins and brings out the caution at Mid-Ohio.
Pastrana and others collected in wreck
Contact with the No. 44 sends Travis Pastrana up the track and into the wall and other cars.
Pastrana spins on qualifying attempt
Travis Pastrana spins on qualifying attempt when coming to take the green flag.
Rough year for Pastrana
It has been a rough year so far for Travis Pastrana and the No. 60 team.