LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: SPEED Channel correspondent, Jimmy Spencer, interviews Tony Stewart (L),driver of the #20 The Home Depot Chevrolet and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet, on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2007 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Former NASCAR driver names one thing he'd change about his career


Jimmy Spencer has been retired for a few years now, and he recently reflected back on his career during a recent interview with NBC Sports.

Spencer, now 60, said he had to race all the time in order to provide for his family, but he admitted the he wishes he could have spent more time with his family.

"I raced, I raced every damn night, working on my race cars and raced as much as I could," Spencer said.

"You can't go back and watch the kids play soccer on the weekend you're racing," he said. "You decided to do that. I'm not mad, I don't regret anything I've done. But would I change stuff? Oh, hell, yeah."


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Spencer has been able to spend time with his family in recent year, including his grandson, Hudson, who just turned one.

Spencer won two races in the Cup Series during his career, including a win at Daytona in 1994. He also won at Talladega three weeks later. He had 80 top-10s in 18 years.

He also won 12 Xfinity Series races and a Truck Series.


After his NASCAR career ended, he spent some time as an analyst, but now he's officially retired and has put racing behind him.

Spencer said he doesn't watch many races now, and he's making up for lost time with his family.