Indianapolis, IN — the much-anticipated debut of Travis Pastrana in the nationwide series, has been on hold after the superstar action sports suffered a broken right foot and the heel during a motorcycle event x games on Thursday night in Los Angeles.
Pastrana crashed while attempting a double "TP Roll maneuver of the motorcycle. During the broadcast of the x games, ESPN reported that Pastrana was moved to a nearby hospital for treatment. The injury will require surgery at a later date.
"I'm sorry this happened and it will be back in action, just might," Pastrana told ESPN shortly after his release from the hospital.
Pastrana, who owns 16 X Games gold medals and Championships in MotoGP, motocross and Rally racing, was scheduled to make his first appearance at the national level in the 200-lap race on the Saturday at Lucas Oil Expo in Indianapolis.
In what was described as "pastranathon", the 27-year-old tried to compete with the x games and the match at the national level in the same week.
Pastrana was scheduled to present the seven races this season, driving his Toyota No. 99-Waltrip Racing Pastrana. He is slated to compete in the September 9 event at Richmond International Raceway.
"As Fans everywhere, we were so excited about Travis ' debut Saturday night," team owner Michael Waltrip said in a statement. "We have a long-term vision with Travis, which includes many NASCAR. Can we expect to have healed and in our cars. We talked to our sponsor Boost Mobile, and agreed to withdraw from Indy and delay us debut. Have we waited so long for someone like Travis Pastrana. Will probably have to wait a little longer. "