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Brotherly love, mutual respect fuel Tony and Cruz Pedregon

Brother acts in motorsports run rampant in pits and paddocks the world over. So what makes the partnership between Tony and Cruz Pedregon so special? Ask Bill Stephens.

Updated: December 13, 2007, 11:35 AM ET
By Bill Stephens | ESPN.com

Tony Pedregon and Cruz Pedregon have proved that perseverance pays.

The two Funny Car owner/drivers have each tasted the fruits of NHRA POWERade championships, with Cruz capturing the 1992 crown as a rookie and Tony now a two-time champion after titles in 2003 and 2007. But the journey to their individual and collective success stories has been both triumphant and, oftentimes, tumultuous.

The third Pedregon brother -- Frank, the oldest -- also has had his ...

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