Sponsor offers $1 million for Pastrana win

Travis Pastrana will make his NASCAR Nationwide debut this Friday night at Richmond. (Getty Images)


Travis Pastrana will make his NASCAR Nationwide debut this Friday night at Richmond. (Getty Images)

If Travis Pastrana can win the final race of his part time NASCAR Nationwide schedule on September 1, one lucky fan could be $1 million richer. Pastrana is currently scheduled to make seven NASCAR Nationwide starts this season with his debut coming this Friday night at Richmond International Raceway.

The extreme sports star was scheduled to make his debut last season but was sidelined after breaking his ankle while competing in the X-Games. Pastrana has been undergoing rehab and recovering from that injury. He is guaranteed a starting spot this Friday night after Michael Waltrip Racing signed an alliance with RAB Racing to field cars for Pastrana for his races in addition to other Nationwide races on the schedule.

Pastrana said he is finally ready to race.

“We’ve gone across a lot of media, and frankly, I’m tired of talking about it,” Pastrana said this past weekend. “I know the media is tired of talking about it. And all the drivers are like, geez, are you getting out here or not?”MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.