With California home safe from fires, attention turns to flagging title hopes

Ron Capps had a lot more on his mind than racing in recent weeks, but his Carlsbad, Calif., home was spared from wildfires. He writes in his diary that winning the Funny Car title in the season's final event may take a miracle, but he intends to give it his best shot.

Updated: November 1, 2007, 4:25 PM ET
By Ron Capps | Special to ESPN.com


I have to apologize to everyone who reads this diary on ESPN.com for not posting a diary last week before the Las Vegas NHRA Nationals. It's been a hectic time for me, my family and my Brut Dodge team. We were, and still are, in the middle of a battle for the Funny Car championship.

We had to evacuate our home in Carlsbad, Calif., because of the California wildfires, and we have been committed to testing, appearances, media functions and photo shoots for Don ...

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