Travis Pastrana gets a mullet

Travis Pastrana, driver of the #99 iRacing Toyota, waits on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Blue Ox 100 at Richmond International Raceway on April 26, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
Travis Pastrana, driver of the #99 iRacing Toyota, waits on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Blue Ox 100 at Richmond International Raceway on April 26, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

After nearly a year delay to heal from an ankle injury suffered in last year’s X-Games, action sports star Travis Pastrana is ready to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut Friday night at Richmond International Raceway. To kick off the event, Pastrana and friend Andy Bell made a video with five time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson that debuted on the internet Thursday.

The video makes fun of NASCAR as Johnson shows Pastrana and Bell seven tips to making it big in NASCAR. The video kicks off with Pastrana and Bell taking a plunge in an icy lake and features Johnson giving the duo mullet hair cuts.

The video ends with Johnson calling Pastrana ‘Mullet Man’. Pastrana is guaranteed a starting 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. MORE>>>

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