Indy Raceway Park
No. 99 Boost Mobile Toyota driver Travis Pastrana makes his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut Saturday at Lucas Oil Raceway Park. His Nationwide Series debut comes in the middle of the 17th annual X Games competition in Los Angeles. The 11-time X Games gold medal winner plans to do his own version of the NASCAR double by competing in both the X Games and the Nationwide race at Indy. The double has been dubbed “PASTRANATHON.”
PASTRANA - “I'm going to go to Indy without expectations. I have to drive the car the best that I can drive it without overdriving it. Honestly, judging off of the K&N races, we're going to be mid- to back of the pack. If we get a top-20, I shouldn't say I’d be happy because no driver is ever happy unless they are on top of the podium, but that would be really good for us.
"I want to learn something every race. I want to make improvements every race. Even if those improvements aren't in the results, I want to be as competitive as we possibly can be with the experience we have. I was talking with Jimmie Johnson the other day and asked him if he had any tips or how he can help me. He said, 'Look, I could tell you a lot of stuff, but the bottom line is seat time.'
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