Travis Pastrana will drive the No. 99 Boost Mobile Toyota for Pastrana-Waltrip Racing in seven Nationwide Series races this season, including a mid-summer debut in Indianapolis on July 30 designed to bridge NASCAR with the X Games. Pastrana plans to compete in at least 20 races in 2012.
In addition to Indianapolis this year, Pastrana is scheduled to race in six of the final eight races: Richmond, Dover, Kansas, Texas, Phoenix and Homestead-Miami.
Pastrana owns 11 X Games gold medals, multiple supercross and motocross championships, and four Rally America championships.
"To announce this partnership in November and have a sponsor this soon is really gratifying, and we certainly appreciate Boost's support," Pastrana said. "Having worked with Boost in the past and knowing what an innovative brand it is, I am excited to see what we can do together this year."
Pastrana's debut weekend will be a big one travel. Pastrana will compete at the X Games in Los Angeles July 28 and July 29, fly to Indianapolis for his Nationwide debut, then return to Los Angeles to finish his X Games competition.
"That is going to be a phenomenal weekend," Pastrana said. "We're going big that weekend. Our vision for this team is to expose NASCAR and action sports to each other's world, and this is a perfect way to accomplish that. We have a lot of work to do before then, but that weekend has already been marked on my calendar."
To prepare for the 2011 Nationwide season, Pastrana will race in the Toyota All-Star Showdown in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway on Jan. 29.