Today marks the debut of The Deegans on leading network,
PodcastOne. Brian Deegan, the most decorated professional freestyle motocross rider in X Games history, leads
the podcast alongside his family of racers, including daughter, Hailie Deegan, winner of multiple NASCAR races, Haiden, currently known, at his age, as the fastest kid in the nation on a dirt bike, his youngest son, Hudson, and wife, Marissa, the glue to the family’s success. Each week, the Deegans give listeners an all-access pass to the world of racing, parenting, business, sponsorships and health. In addition, they conduct interviews with the top talent from the world of moto-sports, in addition to sharing their personal goals and insights into how the family stays ahead of the pack. To celebrate the launch, The Deegans are awarding fans with two episodes available today on Apple Podcasts and PodcastOne.
Of the new show, Brian expressed, “I am excited to be able to get deeper into subjects with the interesting people in our community, and give more insight on how our family makes it all happen!”
Daughter, Hailie, added, “It’s cool to have a voice to explain my journey to the top, as a female in a mainly male-driven sport.”
Plus, son, Haiden shared his excitement on this new venture, “Stoked to tell my side of how it is growing up in a crazy family where we push the limits daily!”
In one of the debut episodes, the Deegans are joined by stunt performer and X Game’s gold medalist, Travis Pastrana, as him and Brian reflect on their careers and how they paved the way for today’s motocross freestyle riders. Additionally, the group discusses Pastrana’s transition from motocross to NASCAR, and Pastrana thanks Hailie for inspiring young women racers, including his daughters. Plus, Brian and Travis – for the first time ever – recall their experiences during the battle for the 360 at the 2003 X Games. Below are excerpts from the episode:
The Battle for the 360
Deegan: “We’re at X Games. You know, I was definitely lacking in the trick category that year, and you guys
were nailing it, and I’m like, ‘I need something.’ And I didn’t plan on doing the 360. I wasn’t sure, ‘Should I do it, should I not?’ And I go, ‘I’m probably going to crash and go off in an ambulance.’ Is what I was thinking because the dirt was super hard, as usual, at X Games. And then I come around, and then they throw up the red flag as I was going through the turn. I was like, ‘I don’t even care.’ It’s not about the flag. It’s not about this.
It’s not about that. It’s just about doing the trick… Went off and committed more than I’ve ever committed in a
land, and luckily, I 50/50’d the landing and slid, and -”
Pastrana: “You landed the only soft spot. Let’s get it straight, it was a 270. It was a dang-good 270, man. It was flat. So, I’m in there… I blew out my ACL and LCL about 8 days before that year’s X Games. So, I’m looking like, ‘Man, what do I have to do to -’ Thinking about, ‘Can I win without it?’… I’m going back and forth, and I’m kind of like, ‘Sh*t, alright. Qualified first, Nates on it.’ Like, Ryan, I didn’t know you had it. And Jim - my friend Jim - comes in the motor home - he’s like, ‘Deegan did a 360!’ And my heart kind of sank.
was like, ‘Wait, what?’ ‘Cause everyone’s like, ‘Deegan’s got a new trick!’…And then I was like, ‘Well, crap. Now I have to do like -’ ‘Cause at that point… X Games have kind of changed… And I’m like, ‘This is a style event, who cares if you win!’”
Pastrana: “Who’s going to do something that’s never been done?”
Pastrana: “[Mumble] every other trick, slightly better than someone. I want to do one trick that’s just
awesome! And I -”
Pastrana: “Jim said that, and he’s jumping up and down, and I’m pissed off, and like, also excited, and – I’m still a fan - and I’m like, ‘Dude, this is rad, but shoot.’ Now, I’m like, ‘Man, I could probably go out and there’s a chance that I could go out and not do a 3 and win the event… But who cares at this point? No one’s going to care who wins.’… Yeah, so thanks, you made me have to do it.”
To listen to the full episode, visit: http://bit.ly/2VpiTyz
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