Extreme sports legend Travis Pastrana rightfully calls this coming weekend the craziest of his life. He'll be making his NASCAR debut in Indianapolis on Saturday, yet he's competing in X Games' events in Los Angeles on Thursday and Friday and Sunday.
I recently sat down with Pastrana for an episode of In Depth. During the interview, Pastrana recalls his most death-defying stunts, the role that mental preparation plays and how he assesses risk. He opens up about his most difficult personal challenge - a poor decision that left his friend with lifelong injuries and discusses how his recent entry into NASCAR may affect his action sports career. Concluding the show, I joined Pastrana on his motorcycle to do a high-risk tandem motorcycle backflip.
Watch our tandem motorcycle backflip:
Travis Pastrana on his mom's accident and the crash he caused, permanently injuring his friend. Watch clip:
Travis Pastrana tells stories about his most legendary stunts. Watch clip:
Travis Pastrana tells about all of his major injuries. Watch clip:
Travis Pastrana's has awful night terrors. He says he's fallen down stairs, busted his tooth and even went nuts on a plane. Watch clip:
Travis Pastrana tells why he may have to quit action sports to focus solely on NASCAR. Watch clip:
Travis Pastrana says preparing for a dangerous stunt is the best and scariest moment you'll ever have. Watch clip:
Travis Pastrana says he and his friends intentionally get stuck in elevators. Watch clip:
Travis Pastrana says this weekend will be the craziest of his life with having to balance the X Games and NASCAR all in one week. Watch clip:
The full Travis Pastrana episode (the clips contain bonus content unable to make the full episode due to time constraints):