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Travis Pastrana, Action Sports Icon: NASCAR’s Newest Wild Child ?

If broken body parts are testament to a fearless, live-life-on-the-edge-daredevil, then Travis Pastrana may be the modern era point man. The winner of championships in supercross, motorcross, freestyle motorcross, rally racing and X-Games is heading to the NASCAR Nationwide series.  Pastrana, 27, will drive seven races in 2011 and 20 races in 2012. Considering the trauma Pastrana's body has endured, it seems amazing he can continue to compete and win under conditions most would consider extreme. At age 14, during a FMX competition, his motorcycle went from 50 mph to zero in a flash during a failed jump. The young man's spine was separated from his pelvis.  It was an injury doctors said was usually fatal.  Pastrana was in a wh...

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