Travis Pastrana will attempt stunt that nearly killed Evel Knievel

The 34-year-old stuntman will try and break the daredevil's record on "Evel Live," a three-hour special on the History Channel.
1:47 | 07/07/18

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Reporter: Trying to solidy his place in the history books, 34-year-old action sport athlete travi Pastrana is ready to tacklis biggest challenge ye I'd never jumped it as far as to ha to jump it on the day. Reporteuly 8th, in a three-hour special on history channel Calle "Evellive," Pastrana Wil attempt break the recordstablished B worlmous daredevil Evel knevil andcessfully jump over 52 cars. Hat would Evel havedone? Pushed it as far he could have gone. That's kind of wt we' doing. Reporter: That stunold by a second onen which he'll try and fly over uses. It's really the first time in -- sin evel'sayt anyone's tri to jump one of these. It's G to be a of fun, also Rea scary at the same time. Repr: All of it cuating in a live grand finale. O one successfully jumped Caesar's. Re and more nervous as we get closer to this event. Repr:anding a jump over the fountain caesars Pala a stunt that nearly killed Evel knevil in 1967. I Doi everything as close to el did as absolutely possible. His robe, hisoutfit, whatever you want to call , it does make riding ittle bit more difficult. Hopey leather, if I end up sli across the ground, will helpd rash. So there's that. The . Reporter: He says hows his time trying to break records won't last forever. At what point do you think it Wille enough? Youw -Y dad always id ride the train till wheels come off. Orter: For "Nightline," kayna Whitworth, Los Angeles. "Evel live" airs Sunday night on or let's H he lands in the

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