Stuntman Travis Pastrana nails jump over Caesars Palace fountain that Evel Knievel couldn't manage (video inside)

Travis Pastrana has nailed a trio of stunts in Las Vegas in a tribute to late stuntman Even Knievel including one over the Caesars Palace fountain which the late stuntman was injured attempting.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 08:  Travis Pastrana peforms during HISTORY's Live Event "Evel Live" on July 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for HISTORY)
Travis Pastrana flies over the iconic fountain. Source: Getty

Pastrana surpassed Knievel's jump over 50 crushed cars, done at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1973, by clearing 52 cars.

The 34-year-old then beat Knievel’s jump over 14 Greyhound buses, which the late stunt icon accomplished in 1975 at Ohio's Kings Island amusement park, by flying over 16 buses.

Pastrana's then capped "Evel Live," a three-hour telecast on the History Channel, by clearing the fountain at Caesars Palace.

Knievel came up short on his attempt at jumping the fountain, hitting the knuckle just before the landing ramp and losing control. He flew head first over the handlebars and tumbled like a rag doll along the pavement. He crushed his pelvis and fractured several other bones.