you might remember that fun movie "Hit and Run" http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2012/08/this-looks-good-and-funny-and-wow-that.html
Well, when researching "No wife no kids racing", yes, really... Google gave me a response with Dax's Wikipedia page... so I read a bit, and was astounded...
He has a degree in anthropology, from UCLA, magna cum laude, and had worked out a deal with his mom, that if he went to college, while attending college/university, she would pay his rent.
His mom? Went from being a janitor on the midnight shift at GM to owning her own business. After moving up from janitor, she worked in fleet management at the proving grounds where all the cars in Milford are designed, then hosted hospitality days for all the GM family members, eventually moving into public relations at an ad agency.
She went back to GM, and ending up owning four shops that managed publicity events for magazine journalists. From the age of 14 to 28, Dax worked for his mother on the road, going from racetrack to racetrack.
For about 2 years, Shepard had a stepfather who was an engineer on the Corvette.
Shepard is working on a big-screen version of CHiPs, which he'll write, direct, and star as Officer Jon Baker alongside Michael Peña as Frank “Ponch” Poncherello... that make s me really thrilled, as Michael Peña is one of my favorite actors (did you see Fury? End of Shift?)