Action sports athlete Travis Pastrana knows a thing or two about going full throttle -- and his entrance into the world of NASCAR is no exception.
New Pastrana-Waltrip Racing sponsor Boost Mobile, which will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 99 Toyota driven by Pastrana for seven NASCAR Nationwide races in 2011, is taking the lead to create behind-the-scenes videos to showcase his personality, successes and transition throughout the 2011 season.
"I think the transition into NASCAR is going to be one of the tougher things I have done in my career," said Pastrana. "NASCAR has some of the closest competition in racing, everyone is so close and I think as a competitor there is no greater thrill then to put yourself against the best."
The first installment is an overview of the Boost Mobile announcement that took place on Friday, Jan. 21st at L.A. Live -- the sports and entertainment district in downtown Los Angeles where X Games gold medalists Ryan Sheckler and Nate Adams along with UFC fighter/"A-Team" actor Quinton "Rampage" Jackson were in attendance.
The next morning the 11-time X Games Gold Medal winner decided to show off his new ride to Johnny Knoxville, the star of the "Jackass" movies. After leaving Knoxville's house, Pastrana took a cruise down the 101 freeway in the No. 99 Boost Mobile Toyota until he arrived at Dodger Stadium, where the 27-year-old driver did burnouts in his new racecar at the AMA Supercross races.
Pastrana made his NASCAR debut Saturday, Jan. 29 in the Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. The No. 99 Boost Mobile team came into the race with a modest goal of finishing the race and gaining seat time and experience for Pastrana. Pastrana stuck to the plan ... and raced his way to a sixth-place finish.
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