Juggling family life with work life a real challenge for Funny Car star Capps

Funny Car driver Ron Capps has a dream job, but he pays a steep price. Spending so much time away from his wife and children is the "absolute worst part," writes Joe Breeze.

Updated: August 8, 2008, 7:40 PM ET
By Joe Breeze | ESPN.com

Ron Capps absolutely loves his job. He gets to travel. He gets rock-star treatment at drag strips across the country. And he gets to wrestle an 8,000-horsepower, fire-breathing Funny Car at backbreaking speeds.

The worst part of the profession?

Meet Shelley, Taylor and Caden.

Shelley is his wife of almost 16 years. Taylor is his 12-year-old daughter who'll be a cheerleader in the seventh grade this fall. Caden is his 7-year-old son who wants ...

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