Travis Pastrana to Compete in NASCAR Nationwide Series Race at AMS
Making his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in 2012, motocross and rally car racer Travis Pastrana will visit Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 1 for 300 miles under the lights at AMS.Pastrana was scheduled to make his Nationwide Series debut last season but was delayed to this year following an ankle injury during the X Games in July of 2011. In addition to select Nationwide Series races, he will also run 11 K&N Pro Series events in 2012.
"Travis brings a unique following to NASCAR, which will help introduce new sets of eyes to the sport," said AMS President and General Manager Ed Clark. "He is a highly competitive individual, and he is obviously talented in multiple areas. He delivers a distinctive excitement to all events he competes in, and his enthusiasm is evident, which carries over to the audience in the stands."
Pastrana will be the second high-profile NASCAR newcomer making their debut at AMS on Labor Day weekend. Pastrana will be joined by former open-wheel racer Danica Patrick as they take on Atlanta's 1.54-mile speedway on Saturday, Sept. 1 during the 300-mile Nationwide Series race.
NASCAR night racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2012. Tickets for the AdvoCare 500 are on sale now. For more information, call the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.