Travis Alan Pastrana was born on October 8,1983 and is an American professional motorsports competitor and stunt performer who has won championships and X Games gold medals in several disciplines, including supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, and rally racing.
66 Facts About Travis Pastrana
Travis Pastrana is a four-time Rally America champion and has raced in the Global RallyCross Championship, Monster Jam, and Race of Champions.
Travis Pastrana drove for two years in what is the NASCAR Xfinity Series, running a part-time season in 2012 and a full season in 2013.
Travis Pastrana made his NASCAR Cup Series debut in the 2023 Daytona 500, driving the No 67 Toyota Camry for 23XI Racing.
Travis Pastrana finished 11th after leading a lap in the 2023 Daytona 500.
Travis Pastrana is of Puerto Rican descent by his grandparents from his father's family.
On June 11,2003,19-year-old Travis Pastrana was seriously injured when he crashed his Corvette into a tree in Davidsonville, Maryland.
Travis Pastrana debuted in the AMA Motocross Championship in late 1999, where he took his vehicle number 199 which he used in all of his motorcycles and rally cars.
Travis Pastrana even sponsored a Monster Jam truck called Pastrana 199 and Nitro Circus, after his MTV show.
Travis Pastrana won the AMA Motocross Championship's 125cc national title in 2000, and the AMA Supercross Championship's 125cc East Coast title in 2001.
Travis Pastrana competed in the AMA Supercross Championship's 250cc class from 2001 to 2005, with a best season in 2002 where he ranked 16th.
Travis Pastrana won the 125cc Rose Creek Invitational, and raced at the 2000 Motocross des Nations.
Travis Pastrana has always raced and competed on Suzuki motorcycles, and until recently remained fiercely loyal to the brand.
On October 3,2014, Travis Pastrana competed in the first ever Red Bull Straight Rhythm competition, riding in the Open Class on a Suzuki RM-Z 450 with a Honda CR500 engine swap.
However, Travis Pastrana was eliminated early on in the bracket and James Stewart Jr.
At 13 years old Travis Pastrana was already performing stunts during motocross racing.
At age 14, Travis Pastrana competed in and won the World Freestyle Motocross Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, beginning a winning streak that lasted to 2003.
In 2018, Travis Pastrana returned to the Motocross of Nations as part of Team Puerto Rico with teammates Kevin Windham and Ryan Sipes in an effort to raise money and awareness following Hurricane Maria in 2017.
Travis Pastrana won five gold medals at the Gravity Games during its run from 1999 to 2006.
In 2003, Travis Pastrana opened a rallying career in the Race of Champions, and began driving for the Subaru-backed Vermont SportsCar rally team in 2004.
On December 16,2006, Travis Pastrana competed at the 2006 Race of Champions at the Stade de France in Paris.
In September 2008, Travis Pastrana took part in the Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally, a round of the Scottish Rally Championship centred in Perth in Scotland.
Travis Pastrana was one of a number of celebrity drivers to take part in the event in memory of McRae, who died in 2007.
In 2011, Travis Pastrana began competing in the Global RallyCross Championship.
Travis Pastrana ran part-time with a Dodge Dart in 2013, claiming third-place finish at Las Vegas.
Travis Pastrana entered round 2 of the 2018 Americas Rallycross Championship at Austin, finishing fourth.
In 2020, Travis Pastrana announced plans to construct Circuit 199, a multi-purpose racing facility, in Sudlersville, Maryland.
Travis Pastrana won two races, which helped him become the 2021 champion as he claimed the tiebreaker over Scott Speed.
Travis Pastrana finished fifth in the P-WRC class, followed by a tenth place in Rally Argentina and an eleventh in Rally GB.
Travis Pastrana made his debut in NASCAR competition by driving in the 2011 Toyota All-Star Showdown, finishing sixth.
Travis Pastrana made one start in the Camping World Truck Series that year for ThorSport Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, driving their No 98 Toyota to a 15th-place finish despite a spin early in the race.
In November 2012, Travis Pastrana was revealed to have arranged a full-season ride for 2013 in the Nationwide Series with Roush Fenway Racing.
Travis Pastrana drove in the team's No 60 Ford during the 2013 season, posting four top-ten finishes with a best finish of ninth at Richmond International Raceway.
The next race, Travis Pastrana won his first career pole position at Talladega Superspeedway, with a lap speed of 176.500 miles per hour, but was involved in a late crash.
Travis Pastrana ended 2013 with four top tens, a pole and a 14th-place points finish, 429 points behind champion Austin Dillon.
On November 11,2013, Travis Pastrana announced via Facebook that he would be leaving NASCAR at the end of the 2013 season, citing a lack of sponsorship, frustration regarding his performance and a desire to spend time with his family as the reasons for his decision; Travis Pastrana wrote:.
On September 23,2015, Travis Pastrana announced he would make his comeback to NASCAR, signing a one-race deal with NTS Motorsports to race the No 31 Chevrolet in the Truck Series race at Las Vegas on October 3.
Travis Pastrana returned to the Truck Series in 2017, driving the No 45 Chevrolet for Niece Motorsports at Las Vegas.
In 2020, Travis Pastrana returned to NASCAR for the first time in three years, competing for Niece Motorsports again.
Travis Pastrana drove their No 40 truck in the second of two races of the doubleheader at Kansas.
On September 17,2020, it was announced that Travis Pastrana would run the Las Vegas race again with Niece.
Travis Pastrana regrouped and came across the line 11th, completing all 212 laps.
Travis Pastrana said that he would not attempt another NASCAR Cup Series race.
Travis Pastrana debuted in Monster Jam on October 16,2006, driving the "Travis Pastrana 199" monster truck.
McQueen, a friend of Travis Pastrana, was invited to the 2009 World Finals for his second appearance.
Travis Pastrana himself competed in the freestyle competition of the event debuting the Nitro Circus truck, finishing in a three-way tie for 5th place in a field of 24 trucks.
On January 1,2010, Travis Pastrana officially set a new world record in a ramp-to-ramp car jump.
Travis Pastrana jumped his Subaru rally car off the Pine Street Pier onto a floating barge anchored in Long Beach's Rainbow Harbor, breaking the existing mark of 171 feet and establishing a new world distance record of 269 feet.
In June 2010, Travis Pastrana entered the Prelude to the Dream charity dirt track race at Eldora Speedway in a No 199 Subaru.
In September 2010, Travis Pastrana set the world record for fastest ascent of Mount Washington in a car, using his Subaru WRX STi: 6 minutes, 20.47 seconds.
Travis Pastrana retook the record in July 2017, driving his Subaru WRX STi up the mountain with a time of 5 minutes, 44.72 seconds.
Travis Pastrana returned in 2018, in this case driving a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, claiming a class win with a 10'33.9 run.
On September 26,2007, Travis Pastrana jumped out of an airplane over Arecibo, Puerto Rico, without a parachute in a carefully choreographed stunt.
Travis Pastrana met up in midair with another jumper, then latched himself into a harness to make a safe tandem landing.
Travis Pastrana "got in a lot of trouble" due to its illegality.
On July 8,2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Travis Pastrana safely cleared three record-breaking big jumps, which consisted of 52 cars, 16 buses, and a fountain respectively, for a total of 484 feet of jumps in a single night.
When Travis Pastrana was 14 years old, he was severely injured while competing in an FMX competition.
Travis Pastrana was severely injured, his spine having been separated from his pelvis.
Travis Pastrana added that according to doctors, only three people in the US have ever lived after such an injury.
Travis Pastrana was injured in July 2011 while competing at the X Games when his motorcycle did not rotate to the landing position, crushing his ankle and causing a fracture.
However, Travis Pastrana was back in his Subaru Impreza and competing in the Rally Cross final where he overshot the corner, forcing himself into the wall; on-board footage shows his leg in plaster being slammed against the wheel well, much to his discomfort.
On October 29,2011, Hawkins and Travis Pastrana were married in front of several family and friends in Southern California, near the home of Hawkins.
On February 26,2013, Hawkins and Travis Pastrana announced on their personal Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages that they were expecting their first child due in September 2013.
Travis Pastrana gave birth to a girl named Bristol Murphy on February 9,2015.