Travis Pastrana returning to NASCAR for one race

Travis Pastrana (Getty Images)
Travis Pastrana (Getty Images)
Travis Pastrana (Getty Images)

Action sports icon Travis Pastrana is returning to NASCAR it was announced Wednesday. Pastrana, an 11-time X Games gold medalist will compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event October 3 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  The 31-year old competed in NASCAR for two years, from 2011-2013. He raced a full season in the NASCAR Xfinity series in 2013 for Roush-Fenway Racing scoring four top 10 finishes in 33 starts along with one pole.

Pastrana announced at the end of the 2013 season that he would leave NASCAR citing a lack of sponsorship. He began experimenting in NASCAR in 2011 season competing in several races in the K&N Series. MORE>>>

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