NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon and his wife, Ingrid Vandebosch, are expecting their first child in July and the former rookie of the year knows that changes will take place.
There’s no way it’s not going to change my life, not just the responsibilities that come along with it, but knowing there’s something that has a part of you in it. That’s something I really look forward to being a part of. So in that way, yes, it will change my schedule and a lot of things. I’m going to have to adjust, and if anything takes away from racing, it’s that adjustment, not because now all of a sudden I’ve lost that edge or I’ve lost every bit of that aggressiveness.
But Jeff shouldn’t worry as his fellow competitors are offering some advice.
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Jeff Burton (two children, Paige and Harrison)
If I drive into Turn 3 at Darlington and I’m thinking about my children, perhaps I need to be somewhere else. There is a race car driver and then there is a person, and those two people are genuinely different people. If Jeff Gordon conducts himself the way that he conducts himself in public, if he did that in his race car, he wouldn’t be very successful. You have to be arrogant. You have to be selfish, self-centered, self-serving, you have to do everything your mother taught you not to do when you’re driving a race car. But you can’t live your life like that. You can, but you’re destined to die a lonely person. When I win a race and my kids are in Victory Lane, the excitement I see in them, the excitement they have for me is irreplaceable, That makes you want to do it more.
Scott Riggs (two children, Layne and Skyler)
I think now being at the Cup level that you go around and talk to more of these Cup drivers and they would say it sharpens your focus, brings you some perspective. It brings you back to [the] reality of what you’re really all about. Not what life’s all about, but what your life’s all about.
Source: The Sun News