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As a NASCAR driver, Maryland native Travis Pastrana settles down -- sort of
As a NASCAR driver, Maryland native Travis Pastrana settles down -- sort of

The dream was stirred years ago for Travis Pastrana, nearly half a lifetime now for the Maryland-born motocross and X Games superstar who is about to turn 30 and is in the midst of trying his fourth extreme sport: NASCAR. The reality has come in the past month. As Pastrana has gone from being a rock star on a motorcycle to a rookie driver hoping to prove he belongs in the Nationwide Series — the equivalent of baseball's Triple-A for stock-car racing — the results have been encouraging but inconsistent. He's had everything from two top-10 finishes in his first three races to earning the pole at Talladega and then crashing 71 laps into the 110-lap race. Once...

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