Six drivers have been added to the roster of the 2011 Race of Champions, the latest being Travis Pastrana. The Red Bull team rider and driver tore up his ankle at this summer's X-Games and hasn't competed since, but expects to be ready come the RoC weekend December 3-4 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
It will be Pastrana's sixth time in RoC competition, his first being way back in 2003, and the fear of injury shouldn't hamper his chances: he had his second-best finish in 2005, reaching the semi-finals of the RoC, just after breaking his leg during motorcycle stunt practice in Paris.
Last year Pastrana was paired with Carl Edwards for Team USA in The Nations Cup, and they were knocked out early. His teammate this year hasn't been announced, but the Team USA coordinator said he's looking for another NASCAR driver that's not contesting the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Whoever it is, so far they'll be going up against hotshoes called Scumacher, Vettel, Button, Priaulx and Ekstrom.