NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson becomes first time father
Friday, July 9, 2010
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson and his wife Chandra Johnson welcomed their first child Wednesday. The child was born at 1:44 p.m. US EDT (1744 UTC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was a female. She weighed six pounds and fourteen ounces, and she was 19.5 inches long. However, they have yet to name the child.
Since the child was born on Wednesday, Jimmie Johnson will be able to race at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday. Jimmie Johnson, his crewchief, and his car owner had prepared Aric Almorola as a substitute driver, in case Johnson had to leave during a race because of birth.
- Press release. "Johnsons welcome baby girl" — , July 8, 2010
- The Associated Press. "Johnson, wife Chandra welcome baby daughter" — , July 7, 2010