Jeff Gordon and Ingrid Vandebosch Give Birth To NASCAR's Next Superstar

Sal Sigala Jr.Senior Analyst IAugust 9, 2010

PHOENIX - APRIL 10:  Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet, talks with daughter Ella Sophia Gordon and wife Ingrid Vandebosch prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix International Raceway on April 10, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Congratulations are in order for Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Dupont sponsored Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, and his wife Ingrid Vandebosch on the birth of their son Leo Benjamin.

Gordon’s second child from Vandebosch weighed in at seven pounds, two ounces.

Leo Benjamin entered the world at 8:53 a.m. ET, and is 19 inches long.

Gordon became the fifth NASCAR driver to have a baby this season. The other four were his teammate Jimmie Johnson, Roush Fenway driver Carl Edwards, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Elliott Sadler, and this past weekend’s winner Juan Montoya, who drives for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.

“He’s happy and healthy, and Mom is doing great,” said Gordon who will still participate in this weekend’s race at Michigan Speedway.

Gordon, who finished 10th this past weekend at Watkins Glen International Speedway, is sitting second in points behind Richard Childress driver Kevin Harvick.