Johnson's wife give birth to daughter
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is a father, and it won't interfere with his racing schedule.
Johnson's wife, Chandra, gave birth to a 6-pound, 14-ounce daughter Wednesday. A Johnson spokesperson said mother and baby are doing well. In a statement Thursday, Johnson said he and his wife have yet to decide on a name.
It is the reigning four-time champion's first child.
Johnson was prepared to miss a race if his wife went into labor, and with the birth of his daughter expected this weekend, he had Aric Almirola on standby should he need to leave Saturday night's race at Chicago.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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