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Another Successful Jump for Robbie Knievel



    Another Successful Jump for Robbie Knievel
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    Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel jumps a line of police cars, ambulances and a fire truck spanning 200 feet in his "Above the Law" jump prior to the IZOD IndyCar Series Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway June 5, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel completed another successful jump at Texas Motor Speedway.

    Knievel cleared a line of police cars and ambulances spanning 200 feet in his "Above the Law" jump Saturday night before the IndyCar Series race.

    "Texas, I love you!" Knievel said after his third jump at the track. "There's a little Evel in all of us."

    The 48-year-old son of the late Evel Knievel has successfully completed more than 250 jumps since performing his first show with his dad at Madison Square Garden when he was only 8 years old.

    Two years ago, Knievel successfully jumped over 21 Hummer vehicles at Texas Motor Speedway. In 2001, he jumped over the starting field of 20 IRL cars lined up nose-to-tail in two rows of 10 before the race.

    "I'm so happy this is over," he said. "I always have doubts."

    But Knievel easily cleared the line of six police vehicles, a firetruck parked lengthwise and five ambulances. He landed about halfway down the ramp, then rode onto the frontstretch of the track pumping his fist.

    Knievel has successfully completed every jump his father attempted except for a bus-jumping record at London's Wembley Stadium in 1975 and going over the Snake River Canyon in a rocket-powered "Skycycle." Plans are in the work for the younger Knievel to try both of those.