On the Line: Travis Pastrana


Travis Pastrana doesn’t play by the rules, especially the rules of gravity. While he’s in Los Angeles for this weekend’s Global Rallycross event, he also has a documentary on his quest to conquer the most dangerous trick in the history of action sports — the motorcycle triple backflip — airing on NBCSN this Saturday, September 12 at 11:30 p.m. EST.

Listen below as Travis discusses the inspiration behind another one of his latest projects, the Nitro Circus tour, and that time Hightower from Police Academy knocked his uncle out on the football field.

The Players’ Tribune on Mad Dog Radio, hosted by Ben Lyons, airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. EST on Sirius XM channel 82.

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