Maybe I just notice these things more now that I’m a parent, but it seems like there’s a baby boom happening in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season. There’s as much talk about babies these days during the races as there is talk about the race. Let’s take a closer look at who’s adding to their families this season:
Elliott Sadler – Elliott and his wife Amanda welcomed baby Wyatt on February 15th. The timing of his birth played out perfectly – he was born 1 day after the Daytona 500 and 6 days before the next race in California.
Carl Edwards – Carl and his wife Kate became first time parents on February 24th with the birth of their daughter Anne. There was a great deal of talk during the last two races as Carl was on baby-watch. He had a private jet fueled and ready to fly him back to his home in Columbia, Missouri, and driver Erik Darnell was on standby to take Carl’s place in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races just in case.
Jimmie Johnson – Jimmie and his wife Chandra are expecting their first child in July.
Jeff Gordon – Jeff and his wife Ingrid will welcome their second child this August. The new baby will join sister Ella who will turn 3 in June.
Juan Pablo Montoya – Juan Pablo and his wife Connie are expecting their third child in July. The newest member of the Montoya family will have a brother – Sebastian, 5 and a sister – Paulina, 3.
It looks like these drivers will have more to talk about this season than the typical race talk!