Johnson finally names daughter

Updated: July 11, 2010, 5:20 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has finally come up with a name for the daughter he'd been calling "Baby J" since her birth earlier this week.

The four-time defending NASCAR champion introduced Genevieve Marie Johnson in a Twitter posting Sunday. The introduction included a photo link of her official birth announcement.

Johnson and his wife, Chandra, welcomed their first child Wednesday but were slow to settle on a name. He finished 25th in Saturday night's race at Chicago and is currently third in the Sprint Cup Series standings.

Other NASCAR drivers awaiting the births of their children over the next month are Juan Pablo Montoya, whose wife is expecting a girl, and Jeff Gordon, whose wife is having a boy.


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