On Sunday, Travis Pastrana paid tribute to the iconic daredevil Evel Knievel during the unprecedented “Evel Live” event in front of 25,000 fans in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Produced in partnership with HISTORY and Nitro Circus, “Evel Live” saw Travis Pastrana recreate three of Knievel’s most iconic jumps. Pastrana pushed the limits even further by breaking Knievel’s famous 52 cars and 16 Greyhound bus jump records before completing the epic Caesars Palace fountain jump that left Knievel grasping for his life 50 years ago.

Shortly after Pastrana took a celebratory dive into the Caesars Palace fountains to cap off the night, #EvelLive trended at #1 on Twitter.

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Pastrana jumping over greyhound busses. Photo: Courtesy of Neilson Barnard/HISTORY

“I’m thrilled to have had this opportunity to honor Evel Knievel, whose guts and showmanship created the foundation for action sports,” Travis Pastrana said afterwards. “Evel pushed himself and flew further on a motorcycle than anyone thought possible. So with this modern day tribute we wanted to bridge generations – from my parents’ generation who was inspired by Evel to the generation after me who may not know much about the original stuntmen who paved the way – HISTORY and Nitro Circus wanted to show just how incredible his accomplishments were. To be able do that in Las Vegas and at Caesars Palace, where Evel’s legend was born, is so awesome.”

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