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Travis Pastrana to attempt Evel Knievel jumps on Las Vegas Strip on Sunday

Updated July 5, 2018 - 2:42 pm

Evel Pie is hosting a viewing party Sunday at its Fremont East location as Travis Pastrana attempts to complete three jumps once attempted by Evel Knievel.

Restaurant managing partner Branden Powers is revved up about this party.

“We’ll have a special, $6 for a cheese slice and beer,” Powers says, “and we’ll have a special Travis Pastrami Pizza.”

Only fitting.

Pastrana’s jumps are set to air live on Sunday on History channel at 5 p.m. He’s attempting to surpass Evel Knievel’s leap of 50 crushed cars, 14 buses (lining up 16 behind Planet Hollywood, Paris and Bally’s) and topping the night with a shot at the Caesars Palace fountains.

Dubbed “Evel Live,” the event is free and open to the public, and tickets are not required. According to Caesars Entertainment, the public can access the jumps from two locations:

  • The lot behind Bally’s Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino beginning at 3:30 p.m.
  • In front of Caesars Palace beginning at 6 p.m.

Caesars will also livestream the event online for those unable to attend in person.

For those unfamiliar with Fremont East, or legendary pop-culture figures, Evel Pie is a memorabilia-stuffed tribute to the great motorcycle daredevil. Displayed are an Evel Knievel pinball machine, posters, photos, even a vintage Evel bicycle from the 1970s. Powers conceived the idea with Knievel’s son Kelly Knievel.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Friday as the day of the Evel Pie viewing party.

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