• Dec 10th 2008 at 2:30PM
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This may come as a shock (or, actually... not at all), but Travis Pastrana is rumored to have injured himself, which may render the oft-maimed X Games star unable to compete in the upcoming Race of Champions. The RoC pits the world's greatest drivers from various motorsport (and other sports) against each other piloting identical vehicles, including the new KTM X-Bow. Pastrana has already raced in the RoC back in 2003, 2006 and 2007 – always making at least the quarter finals and managing to reach the finals in '06. He was most recently in the news for winning a Gold medal in the Rally competition at this past summer's X Games 14 (shown above during competition at X Games 13, in which he also earned Gold).

This time, Pastrana is rumored to have broken a hip and an ankle, though we're not sure how the injuries were sustained. If Travis isn't able to make it, Top Gear USA co-host and rally racer extraordinaire Tanner Faust may join NASCAR driver Carl Edwards to represent Team USA for the event. Of course, we send our best wishes to Pastrana for a speedy recovery.

[Source: Auto Fiends, Photo by Harry How/Getty]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Tanner Faust is over rated.
        • 6 Years Ago
        If seeing someone drift a Koenigsegg, Carrera GT, and a MC12 puts you to sleep, I have no guess as to what keeps you awake. I'm not up on Foust's nuts so I cant tell you why he chose his particular career path, but saying someone is overrated because they don't race in F1 is pretty stupid. Americans generally don't get the chance to race in F1 because karting has such little emphasis in America. Short of the biggest names in Indy and NASCAR, Americans won't get a shot at that level.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Two time Formula D champion? Drifting may not be the fastest way around, but it still takes heck of a lot of skill and car control to be that good at it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ......spoken by someone who obviously hasn't seen him drifting, rallying, and beating the hell out of supercars on his TV show.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why not get Ken Block to drive?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sweet.........My name is Travis too :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      mmmm.... gymkhana accident?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Travis is the man. Hope for a speedy recovery.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Faust is an a-hole at Rally America events, never talks to fans, never signs anything. Travis and Ken are much much more fan friendly and both are more talented the Tanner
      • 6 Years Ago

      f O u s t

      eff oh yew ess tea

      foust foust foust

      faust? no

      • 6 Years Ago

      Race of Champions.

      Last I recall, Carl Edwards was not this years champion. Jimmy Johnson should be in that seat...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Micheal Schumacher (one of many others) is currently not a champion of anything either. Plus JJ must be bored going to the same stadium and doing it for the last three years.

        Couple of years back when Jimmie Johnson broke his hand, Travis had at go at it alone. Maybe Carl Edwards is in the same boat now.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I hiked several miles to get a look at pastrana's catastrophic wreck at stpr 2008. He rolled, landing on the course, but the control arms on all 4 corners had let go leaving the wreck right side up but sitting right on the frame with no suspension to hold it up. Afterward he still felt well enough to do extreme sport style ramp jumps on a dirt bike to plug himself and his sponsors. There is no question that the guy is half crazy. Its unfortunate that he's injured but unsurprising.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does anybody know what channel the Race of Champions will be airing on?
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