The domestication of this generation of NASCAR drivers is moving full speed ahead. The NASCAR family has grown since last season. Here's a quick recap of happenings on the domestic front.
Johnny Sauter and wife Cortney welcomed their first son, Penn Joseph (PIC), on January 13th. Johnny is the driver of the #13 Thor Sport Racing truck in the Camping World series. With any luck, their number will bring them success in the rain-delayed running of the NextEra Energy Resources 250 tonight, Penn's one month birthday.
#7, It's A 'G' Thing, Baby
Athena Barber gave birth to Garrett Robert Gordon (PIC) on January 28th. This lil' one looks just like his namesake -- and he's built for speed with racing in both mom's and dad's genes and a solid racing name: Garrett Gordon. Reserve the #7. For G, of course.
HOT BUNS IN THE OVEN
Several drivers and a fan favorite crew member are expecting:
- Carl Edwards and Kate - Annie arrived February 24!
- Elliott Sadler and Amanda - Wyatt arrived February 15!
- Jimmie Johnson and Chandra - due in July
- Juan Pablo Montoya and Connie - due in July
- Jeff Gordon and Ingrid - due in August
- TJ Majors and Tamela
Carl and Kate are hoping the baby hangs in there 'til he gets home from Daytona. "She's got her legs crossed, and I've got my fingers crossed." [SBnation.com] Four-time champion Jimmie Johnson says he'll miss a race if necessary to be present for the birth. [NYTimes.com]