Monday, January 4, 2010

The Johnsons - NASCAR's Newest Baby Boomers

Although it's been an unconfirmed Twitter rumor for a few weeks, it's now official. Jimmie Johnson and his wife Chandra are expecting their first baby in July.

There must be something in that infield water, because Johnson joins fellow Sprint Cup drivers Carl Edwards and Elliott Sadler who will both become fathers in February and March, respectively.

Even broadcasters are getting in on the baby boom. ESPN pit reporter Shannon Spake gave birth to twin boys on New Years Day.

Fortunately for guys like Johnson, there's no dearth of infant merchandise sporting the #48. My only question is, what baby names are the couple's hot list? Could we see a Jimmie Jr. or even a Chad Hendrick Johnson? And if Baby Johnson is a she, will Jimmie and Channie could take a page from Ramona Quimby and name her Chevrolet or maybe Lowe-la?

Regardless, it seems babies will be the hottest infield accessory in 2010. So watch out Danica - and don't drink the water.

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