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Why Travis Pastrana Is NASCAR’s Next Breakout Star

I remember a time when rookie upstart Dale Earnhardt Jr. caused a stir with his appeal to the MTV generation. Although he was portrayed as polarizing to the NASCAR faithful, Junior ultimately won over legions and legions of fans that are loyal to this day.Now, it appears that the MTV generation is giving back in the form of Travis Pastrana. His daring, wild persona has been documented through the years, ever since he burst onto the national scene in 1999 when he won the first-ever MotoX event at the X Games at the age of 16. Since then his career has included numerous X Game medals, a litany of rally and motocross championships and heavy involvement in the United States Hot Rod Association with his No. 199 Nitro Circus Monster Jam...

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