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Highlights from Travis Pastrana's last race in a Subie – Click above to watch video after the jump

The last of a sideways era occurred when Travis Pastrana drove his final rally races behind the wheel of a Subaru this past weekend. We didn't know it at the time, but the U.S. Rallycross championship double header held at New Jersey Motorsports Park on Saturday and Sunday would be the last time anyone got to see Pastrana drive his iconic Impreza rally car. The jack-of-all-tail-out trades is moving to NASCAR next year and will ditch his Subaru for a Toyota. He'll be driving in the Nationwide Seriesfor the newly formed Pastrana-Waltrip team.

Thankfully, we have some video highlights of last weekend's U.S. Rallycross races that focuses on Pastrana. So this is your last chance to watch the rally driver with the most X Games medals, the guy who jumped his car over 250 feet onto a floating barge last year, and the dude who recently smashed the Mt. Washington Auto Road record, do his thing behind the wheel of a 550-horsepower Subaru. Here on out, It's all left turns for Pastrana.

For those who care, Pastrana finished fourth in both Saturday and Sunday's races, which secured him enough points to finish third in the 2010 U.S. Rallycross Championship points standings. Check out the video after the jump.


[Source: Rally America]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm more interested in the SAAB in the race than Pastrana
      • 4 Years Ago
      "That'll buff out..."

      Haha!
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a waste of talent!

      NASCAR is much harder that most of you pundits realize, boring yes. Personally I don't watch but ask Montoya, one helluva a driver, how hard it is.

      I don't understand why "whoop de do in my Suburu" doesn't slap the boy into WRC? Well I guess case closed. Wish him well though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really like how you guys over at AB post up a story, yet contradict it by posting something that has no solid information in it.

      No one, and absolutely no one said anything about TP leaving rally. He's doing 7 races in 2011, 20 in 2012. Neither 7 or 20 equals to a whole NWS season.
      • 4 Years Ago
      For a second I thought he had died. Then I rtfa. His fan base should bring an interesting mix to nascar!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Anybody catch the Saab leading him somewhere in the middle?

      Rally will miss you Travis! Hopefully just a faze, get rich and come back.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sad to see him go to the dark side.

      I personally have always felt that rally drivers are the most talented drivers in all of motorsports, so if he has to go to NASCAR, I really hope he kicks some major butt there.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't know enough about Nascar to dislike it, but I know that in most of what Travis used to do, a lot of the limelight was on him. They were individualistic endeavors. Rally, Freestyle Moto, Moto X, Drift. They allowed him to be on the spotlight at almost all times.

        Now? What are they going to do? Set all the cameras on him and disregard the other 50 drivers on the track as they go around in circles? He's losing the showcase spot, which is a ballsy move.

        I respect Travis for his near 100% lack of self preservation, allowing him to do the most off the wall stuff ever, but now I fear he's going to get lost in the crowd.

        We... shall see.
      • 4 Years Ago
      you can bet NASCAR got lots of money on this as they are going down hill
      • 4 Years Ago
      What about the guys that finished ahead of him in these races and the "U.S. Rallycross Championship"? These events aren't quite the pinnacle of anything (and he came fourth?). Maybe they can add some dirt jumps on the straight to relieve the boredom of turning left. Has Pastrana done more than be a trick pony, like won anything significant? I haven't followed the guy, so he may well have, and good for you Trav, if you have. Just curious.
        • 4 Years Ago
        -150 Rally America stage wins
        -4 Rally America championships
        -9 X Games gold medals (7 in MotoX and 2 RallyX), plus many other medals
      • 4 Years Ago
      This makes me a sadddddddd panda.

      Also, I was at this event, and it was epic. Those guys that came across the pond from the ERC can freaking drive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would re-title this article, I do not think that this is his last rally race. I better assumption is that he will be back in a Toyota rally car next year along with him driving in the Nationwide series. I would also be willing to bet he will be doing x-games next year in a rally car that is not a Subaru and most likely a Toyota.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I truly can't understand why one would leave this for Nascar.

      I mean, money's good, but not that good.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not that good? Are you kidding me? Your main employer in the sport is sponsors. NASCAR has more Fortune 500 companies than any other motorsports sponsoring it. You get almost a million in winnings for every race, even if you finish last, you're getting paid $275,000.
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