Ricki's mom found out she was pregnant in October of 2004, just five days after Ricky was tragically killed in a plane crash en route to Martinsville Speedway. Ricki was born June 29, 2005 at 2:49 AM, ET.
Currently, Ricki attends preschool and, in her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her cousins, Kate and Hendrick Carlson. Mom treasures their intimate relationship with the extended Hendrick family. RIcki is also a huge fan of Elmo and was very excited to see her favorite muppet in concert in 2006.
In December 2005, Ricki made her first trip to New York City for NASCAR's Champions week with her mom and Grandpa Rick and Grandma Linda
Hendrick. While there, she got to see the Christmas tree in
Rockefeller Center and meet Santa Claus! Last February, Ricki attended her first speedweeks in Daytona and made her first trip to Disney World.
Ricki and mom currently live in Mooresville, N.C. while they wait for their house on Lake Norman to be completed.