Things get pretty interesting this time of year. We’re now in the middle of our most hectic time of the race season — the summer. We just did three weeks in a row of back-to-back racing, had one week off, and now we’re in the midst of a four-week stretch. After this four in a row, we have another week off, and then our Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry Funny Car team heads to the Western Swing for three in a row.

It’s times like these that will really make or break you — especially if you have a family at home and you’re trying to balance that. In the days (or sometimes day) between these back-to-back races, I’m only home long enough to unpack my suitcase, wash my clothes and repack them. Then it’s off to the airport for another race.

Luckily, Sunny and Bella just got out of school, and Jesse and I plan on taking them on the road with us to as many races as possible. We’ll blow up the air mattress in the motor coach and set up our “home away from home” at the track. It’s close quarters, but it’s fun to camp out like that as a family and see the country. Between races, we always try to find some different things to do together. Read More