NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson is looking forward to big things this fall: The racer and his wife Chandra are expecting their second baby! Johnson made the big announcement via his social media pages, sharing, “We are so happy to share news that we’re having another baby in September. Genevieve is so excited to be a big sister!” Genevieve will turn 3 in July. Johnson’s Facebook fans greeted the news enthusiastically and have already started recommending names!
The NASCAR driver and his wife, Chandra, expanded their family by one earlier this week. Genevieve Marie (GM for short) was born July 7th and weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Johnson had contingency plans in place in case little GM decided to make an appearance during a race, but she conveniently arrived in between races.
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra, are expecting their first baby next month. And although baby girl is supposed to arrive between the July 10th race in Chicago and the July 25th race in Indianapolis, Johnson isn’t taking any chances. If baby decides to come early, he has his plans set: golf cart to helicopter to plane to Chandra! Part-time driver Aric Almirola will be his substitute, although Johnson is debating whether to race that first lap himself (to be eligible for the points). Here’s hoping baby girl will arrive as scheduled and make all Johnson’s preparations moot!
Carl Edwards and his wife, Kate, welcomed their first child on February 24th. Anne Edwards weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces. The NASCAR driver announced the news via his Facebook page and said that Anne likes to “eat and cry” and Kate is “doing great.” Unless another driver decides to enter the fray, the NASCAR baby race has passed to Juan Pablo Montoya and Jimmie Johnson, who are both anticipating July babies.
Something is flying around the NASCAR tracks these days, and it isn’t race cars! Shortly after fellow racers Juan Pablo Montoya and Jimmie Johnson announced their baby news, Jeff Gordon has come forward with baby news of his own! Gordon announced today on his Web site that he and wife Ingrid Vandebosch are expecting their second child. Ingrid, who’s 12 weeks pregnant, is due with baby #2 in August. Gordon also mentioned that Ella Sophia, who’ll turn 3 in June, is very excited about becoming a big sister.
Did you catch all the baby news this week? Check out our weekly wrap-up to make sure you’re up-to-date on who’s expecting, welcoming and naming!
• Monica Bellucci, who costars in this summer’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and her husband Vincent Cassel are expecting their second! Baby number two is due this spring.
• Sean Patrick Thomas is saving another dance for a second baby, who’s due in June.
• It was a big week at the races! NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra, announced they’re expecting their first baby in July. Meanwhile, Indy racer Justin Wilson and his wife Julia welcomed their second daughter, Jessica Lynne Wilson, on January 12th. Little Jessica, who weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, was also welcomed by bib sis Jane Louise (21 months).
This week the babies ended in a tie: three boys to three girls! And nature-inspired names are really hot! Congrats to all the new parents!