Motocross icon Pastrana at home on TMS track

February 21, 2010, 11:00 PM

By: Eddie Gossage

Travis Pastrana visited my office last week. The most successful freestyle motocross competitor in the history of ESPN's X Games and the star of the TV show Nitro Circus, Pastrana was at Texas Motor Speedway for a day of rest and relaxation with some friends.

How does Pastrana relax?

He and his buddies took the Team Texas High Performance Driving School in thoroughbred NASCAR Sprint Cup cars, hitting speeds in excess of 150 mph around The Great American Speedway! Pastrana said he has attended two races at Texas Motor Speedway to watch his buddy Brian Vickers race.

We talked about his interest in running a stock car race at Texas, and Pastrana simply said, "Where did you here that?" And quickly cut his eyes at his smiling friends as if to say, "What a great idea."

You may recall Pastrana's 250-foot shore-to-barge leap over the Long Beach Harbor in a Rally Car this New Year's Eve during Red Bull No Limits on ESPN. Two wheels or four, Pastrana is at home.

Maybe at Texas Motor Speedway?


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