PHOENIX (AP) -Travis Pastrana has signed a deal with Michael Waltrip Racing that could put him in NASCAR's second-tier Nationwide series as early as next year.
The action sports star has formed a team called Pastrana-Waltrip Racing. Pending NASCAR approval, he will run seven Nationwide races next season and 20 in 2012.
Pastrana is a star in Moto X, X Games and American rally racing. He's won 16 gold medals in the X Games, and has multiple supercross, motocross and rally championships in his career. He also has set jump records on both motorcycles and automobiles.
Pastrana-Waltrip Racing will field Toyotas out of MWR's shop in North Carolina.
NASCAR has not yet approved Pastrana for competition.

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