The legend of Evel Knievel will soar through the Las Vegas sky once again on July 8, when Travis Pastrana will attempt to recreate three of Knievel’s iconic motorcycle jumps for History’s “Evel Live.”
Nitro Circus and Greyhound have announced that motorsports star Travis Pastrana will attempt to jump over 16 Greyhound buses during “Evel Live,” a three-hour television event premiering Sunday, July 8 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on History. “Evel Live” will see Pastrana pay tribute to Evel Knievel as he recreates three of Knievel’s most celebrated feats, including his iconic 1975 bus jump, all live from Las Vegas.
Greyhound will provide 16 buses for this milestone attempt, as Pastrana looks to challenge the 14 Greyhound bus jump Knievel executed over 40 years ago. Pastrana will aim to recreate two other famous Knievel stunts during “Evel Live,” including jumping the length of 52+ cars as well as jumping the legendary Caesars Palace fountain. If successful, Pastrana will be the first individual to complete all three jumps consecutively in one three-hour timespan.
Alongside the three jumps will be live interviews with Knievel and Pastrana family members, archival footage of the history behind Knievel’s many daring jumps, and expert analysis. Spanning a career of 15 years that saw 75 spectacular motorcycle jumps – and a few harrowing accidents – Knievel inspired modern daredevils such as Pastrana, who was the first person ever to land a double backflip on a motorcycle.
“We are thrilled to partner with Nitro Circus and History as they honor Evel Knievel’s legacy by recreating his most famous stunts,” said Andy Kaplinsky, chief commercial officer, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “We believe in pushing boundaries and making history, and just as Greyhound was at the forefront of Knievel’s first daring bus jump, we will be there to share in this one-of-a-kind experience and continue to create memorable moments for consumers.”
Now through July 7, entrants in the “Nitro Circus Experience Sweepstakes” have the chance to win a prize package that includes four VIP tickets to any one of the 2018 Nitro Circus events complete with a signed Travis Pastrana jersey, four Nitro Circus t-shirts, four signed Nitro Circus hats and a two-night hotel stay for four adults. To review official rules and details, and to enter the “Nitro Circus Experience Sweepstakes,” submit the online form at greyhound.com/nitrocircus. The winner will be selected via a random drawing on July 13.
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