The 2011 X Games are right around the corner as the Summer X Games are set to invade Los Angeles this month for the 17th edition of the X Games.
Travis Pastrana has recently taken up a career in NASCAR but will still be participating in a few X games events and will be looking to add to his gold collection.
Pastrana is planning on competing in Moto X Best Trick and RallyCross.
The participant that many people will have their eyes on is Curren Caples. Caples is just 15 years old but nearly received a medal at just 14 in the Skateboard Park event. He finished fourth due to a couple of falls but proved he has a bright future at the X Games.
The X Games has a new event coming to town this year called Enduro, which is a cross between Supercross and Extreme Enduro where the racers will be jumping tractor tires, logs and rocks as well as traditional Supercross jumps.
The X Games are set to air live on ESPN starting Thursday, July 28th and run until Monday, August 1st.
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