Travis Pastrana's career as an X Games superstar, daredevil, and rally driver is already one for the history books, but now he's setting out on a (somewhat) safer course: NASCAR.

This first episode of what promises to be an interesting series tells the story of how Pastrana got into NASCAR--by way of a guy with a broken back, meeting and proposing to his wife, and the injury that effectively ended his extreme motorcycle career.

Best part of the video? Repurposing two of his (doubtless many, many) sets of crutches into a pull-up bar.