Pastrana 6th in Debut, Showdown Results

Travis Pastrana, No. 99 Boost Mobile Toyota Camry – finished sixth in Toyota Allstar Showdown at Irwindale Speedway

Race Summary: No. 99 Boost Mobile Toyota driver Travis Pastrana impressed the NASCAR world Saturday night posting a sixth-place finish in his NASCAR debut in the action-packed Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway.

The race was divided into three segments (100 laps,100 laps and 25 laps.) Pastrana had to take action to avoid accidents most of the night including three crashes in the first segment. The action sports star started 20th and raced there for the first two segments. On the final 25-lap segment Pastrana restarted 15th and a multi-car incident helped propel him into the top 10. In the closing laps, the 27-year-old driver raced three-wide with several competitors and crossed the finish line sixth.

Pastrana expects to race in the K&N Pro Series West race at Phoenix in February. He’ll enter his first of seven 2011 Nationwide races at Indianapolis in July.

Travis Pastrana, No. 99 Boost Mobile Toyota
· Travis Pastrana started 20th and finished sixth
· Recorded his first top-10 in his NASCAR debut
· Went a lap down to the leaders on lap 171 but was able to recover when the leader suffered a flat tire a few laps later.
· Suffered minor right-front fender damage on lap 61 caution
· Suffered from a tight-handling race car for much of the race

TRAVIS PASTRANA QUOTE: “It was absolutely awesome. I was just happy not to be a complete road block. I learned a lot. That last green, it was just chaotic, it was four wide, three wide. I just have to thank Matt Crafton (spotter) for keeping me out of most of the trouble. It was a lot of fun. It felt like a win. I know I had a lot of guys in front of me and a lot of guys faster than me. However, it was a good time out there.”

Race Results
· Jason Bowles won his first All-Star Showdown in front of a sold-out crowd
· Bowles is a three-time winner at Irwindale Speedway
· Bowles won the K&N Pro West Series championship in
· D.J. Kennington, Jonathon Gomez and Luis Martinez Jr. rounded out the top five

FINAL RESULTS (Unofficial)
1Jason Bowles
2D.J. Kennington
3Jonathon Gomez
4Luis Martinez, Jr. *
5Johnny Borneman
6Travis Pastrana
7Derek Thorn
8Travis Motley
9Moses Smith
10Steve Wallace
11Daniel Suarez
12German Quiroga
13Andrew Myers
14Chad Boat
15Lucas Lasserre
16Paulie Harraka
17Ryan Philpott
18Taylor Cuzick
19Travis Milburn *
20Greg Pursley
21Michael Self *
22Andrew Ranger *
23Matt Kobyluck
24Dale Quarterley
25Troy Ermish *
26Cole Cabrera
27David Mayhew
28Jason Fensler
29Sean Caisse
30Ruben Rovelo
31Darrell Wallace, Jr. *
32Brennan Newberry
33Spencer Gallagher
34Max Gresham *
35Eric Holmes
36Greg Rayl *
37John Salemi
38 Auggie Vidovich
39 Sergio Pena *
40Miguel Paludo *