Ryan Blaney (Right) stands with his father Dave Blaney during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 27, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia. Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
For over a year the NASCAR world had anticipated the debut of X-Games crossover star, Travis Pastrana, in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Last season he was all set to debut at O’Reilly Raceway Park, but then a vicious crash the night before in the X-Games set his debut back quite a bit with broken bones in his leg.
This weekend however it was finally go time for Pastrana, but his debut — a 22nd-place finish, two laps off the pace – wasn’t the most impressive debut of the weekend.
Ryan Blaney far and away surpassed what Pastrana accomplished in his first NASCAR race, and Blaney did it with little fan-fare and even smaller recognition from the media. Blaney rolled off the grid Friday ni...