NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy welcomed their second child earlier this week.
“Me and Amy have been waiting the birth of our second child and that happened on Monday,” he says on an edition of his podcast he titled “She’s Here!”
Nicole Lorraine Earnhardt entered the world on Monday. Her father waited to make the announcement on his weekly podcast, which aired on Thursday. Her name is derived from Amy’s middle name, Nicole, and the middle name Earnhardt’s mother, Brenda Lorraine, according to Today.
The baby is healthy and doing well and Earnhardt touts the fact that she looks her famous driving father. The proud mother and father have yet to share photos of the family’s newest addition.
“It’ like looking into a mirror when I look at her,” he says.
Earnhardt Selected to Hall-of-Fame
It has been an eventful year for the Earnhardt family. Dale Jr. learned earlier this year he will be joining his late father, Dale Earnhardt Sr., in the NASCAR Hall-of-Fame. Fox News reports that Junior received 76 percent of the vote the first year he was eligible for the prestigious honor. The 45-year-old is immensely popular among NASCAR enthusiasts, winning the sport’s most popular driver award several times. He won 26 races during his Cup Series career and retired in 2017.
Earnhardt Sr. died in 2001 when he crashed competing in the Daytona 500.
Earnhardt was joined by his wife and first daughter, Isla Rose, when he was given the news of his selection into the hall of fame. He became visibly emotional upon receiving the news.
The Earnhardt family, including their youngest daughter, survived a plane crash in 2019. An incident report from the National Transportation and Safety Board states the family was able to escape severe injury by exiting the main door of the plane.
H/T: Fox News