In the ultimate marketer's dream and an ESPN racing fantasy come true, X Games star Travis Pastrana will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut on July 30 in Indianapolis – right in the midst of the extreme sports competition.
Pastrana will compete July 28-29 in the X Games, which are held in Los Angeles, then fly to Indianapolis for his first NASCAR race (a one-day show at the track formerly known as Indianapolis Raceway Park) and return to the X Games the next day.
It's a bit surprising to see Pastrana's seven-race schedule begin so late in the season, but there will be so much synergy between ESPN's X Games telecasts and the Nationwide races that NASCAR has the chance to draw the eyes of many action sports fans.
Here is Pastrana's full 2011 Nationwide Series schedule:
- Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Raceway)
- Richmond / Sept. 9
- Dover / Oct. 1
- Kansas / Oct. 8
- Texas / Nov. 5
- Phoenix / Nov. 12
- Homestead / Nov. 19