Daredevil Tony Pastrana replicates Evel Knievel's jumps

Daredevil Tony Pastrana replicates Evel Knievel's jumps

Travis Pastrana, a multi-time X Games victor, NASCAR driver and co-founder of the Nitro Circus, successfully accomplished an incredible stunt on Sunday when he jumped 140 feet over the fountains of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the first jump, Pastrana traveled 143 feet as he leaped over 52 crushed cars that were stacked three high.

Prior to making the final jump, Pastrana told The History Channel, which televised the three-hour event live, "This has been absolutely wonderful. I'm not done yet, but this was definitely the coolest thing I've ever been able to do". "To be here in Las Vegas, so much of my history has been here".

"This is all about Evel, and the coolest thing about this whole thing, all of Evel's family is out here", said Pastrana, whose outfit included a white jumpsuit with the blue V and white stars, a cape and high-heel dress boots. "This is the most iconic jump in stunt lore".

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And, in the end, Pastrana did what any of us would have done if we had just completed a deadly 149-foot jump over a water fountain on a 340 pound bike. Pastrana cleared 16 Greyhound buses Sunday.

Left with just 200 feet to accelerate to 70 miles per hour before the ramp, Pastrana said, "It's not the longest jump, but it's definitely the hardest". Knievel famously did not stick the landing when he tried this stunt in 1967 and broke more than 40 bones. I had [the] first Nitro Circus show here. "There's not a better showman that's ever happened in the sports action industry like Evel Knievel".

Dressed in a replica of Knievel's signature white riding suit with a star-spangled blue V across the chest, the Nitro Circus star jumped 152 feet over 52 crushed cars, cleared 16 Greyhound buses and flew over the Caesars Palace fountains, a stunt that almost killed Knievel 50 years ago.

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