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07 Apr 2012

PR: Discount Tire & Pastrana

Category: Press Releases Posted 07.04.12 16:13 by

Discount Tire Company joins as presenting sponsor of Travis Pastrana and the Pastrana 199 Racing/Red Bull/Discount Tire backed 600bhp Dodge Dart SuperCar for the coming 2012 Global RallyCross Championship (GRC).


Discount Tire Company, America’s largest tire and wheel retailer, is proud to announce their partnership with Travis Pastrana and Pastrana 199 Racing. “Travis has proven to be one of the most consistent competition racers of the last decade. With an international following he is a true ambassador of the sport and will help debut Discount Tire’s brand to thousands of new fans. We are creating more ways for racing fans to engage with Discount Tire. Our company, championship drivers, and teams are well known in NASCAR and Formula D racing and Supercross. Adding Global RallyCross along with Travis Pastrana will help us continue to expand the reach of our brand,” said a spokesperson of Discount Tire.


Pastrana 199 Racing Team owner and driver Travis Pastrana looks forward to an exciting year of racing: “I’m thrilled that Discount Tire has come on board to support my new Rallycross programme,” said Pastrana.  “To be able to field my own program this year with the help from Discount Tire is a dream come true. They are a company who gets the importance of both marketing and being successful on the track and I plan on delivering for them on both accounts. I am looking forward to a great year with them.”



About Discount Tire:


Discount Tire/America’s Tire, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is America’s largest tire and wheel retailer. The company does business under the trade name Discount Tire in most of the U.S. and America’s Tire in Oregon, and parts California. The company currently operates more than 800 stores across the country. In 2010, the company marked its 50th year serving customers as their trusted tire retailer in local markets across the U.S.


Discount Tire/America’s Tire also sponsors NASCAR Nationwide Series, Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Formula D racing. News, driver appearances, show car schedules and racing schedules can be found at For more information about Discount Tire/America’s Tire visit or



About Travis Pastrana:


Travis Pastrana’s accomplishments are legendary: youngest rider to ever represent the United States at the Motocross of Nations in France, 125cc National Outdoor Motocross Champion, 125cc East Supercross Series Champion, and the most successful competitor in the history of X Games Freestyle Motocross. Equally impressive on four wheels, Travis has attained four championships in the Rally America Series, competes in the Global RallyCross Championship series, and in 2012 will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut.


Beyond his athletic prowess, Pastrana is the creator and superstar of the Nitro Circus franchise which includes a sold out World Tour, successful TV series, and soon to be released 3D feature film. Pastrana’s success and considerable adoration that accompanies it has maintained a reputation for being just like the guy next door – maybe nicer.