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This video was shot before the X-Games event at Irwindale Speedway. There are even more closeups of the suspension that the Dart uses & the show clips of how the car is actually set up!

Travis actually talks about the difference between GRC, NASCAR & MotoCross in this video.

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Jessi Lang - Producer/Editior of the web series "The J Turn"

Riding in Travis Pastrana’s Rallycross Dodge Dart on The J-Turn

On this episode of The J-Turn, Travis Pastrana shows what his Dodge Dart Rallycross racer is capable of with host Jessi Lang riding shotgun. Lang also asks Pastrana about the differences among motorcycle racing, NASCAR stock car racing, and Rallycross.

Pastrana talks about finding the vehicle’s balance; with a motorcycle, the rider is part of the pivot point and their movements affect the balance, while a heavier car is affected by braking, throttle, and steering inputs as well as the chassis setup. Next, the racer explains the differences of the smaller all-wheel-drive Dodge Dart Rallycross racer and the larger, rear-drive NASCAR Nationwide Series stock cars.

Although Pastrana won in the 2012 Rallycross series, he didn’t fare so well at this year’s X Games Rallycross race in Los Angeles, with a fifth-place finish overall. Check out the video below to see Pastrana’s car in action and hear what the racer has to say about the series. For more about Rallycross in the U.S., check out The Downshift episode in which racers Travis Pastrana, Liam Doran, Bryce Menzies, and Ken Block discuss the series.
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