NASCAR 2010 Season in Review: Baby Boom Hits the Nascar Garage in a Big Way

Ashley McCubbinAnalyst IJanuary 8, 2011

NASCAR 2010 Season in Review: Baby Boom Hits the Nascar Garage in a Big Way

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    NEW WESTON, OH - JUNE 06:  Denny Hamlin (C) speaks with ESPN's Shannon Spake prior to the Nextel Prelude to the Dream on June 6, 2007 at Eldora Speedway in New Weston, Ohio.    (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for Eldora Speedway)
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    NASCAR has always been known as a sport where the entire family can go and experience a race together.

    It has also been known as a family sport through different families having different generations going racing. Some notable families include the Earnhardts, Pettys, Jarretts and Allisons.

    Lastly, through the years of racing, babies and driver’s children have grown up around the track with their parents. During prerace festivities, many drivers have been spotted with their children.

    In 2010, the NASCAR garage went through a baby boom as lots of drivers and personalities having babies. Here is a little recap of all the babies.

    The new year started out with ESPN Reporter Shannon Spake and husband Jerry McSorley having twins Liam Jerome McSorley and Brady James McSorley.

January Baby Blitz: Johnny Sauter and Robby Gordon

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    On January 13th, Johnny Sauter and wife Courtney had their first son Penn Joseph (pictured left).

    Then later in January on the 28th, Robby Gordon and girlfriend Athena Barber gave birth to Garrett Robert Gordon.

February 15th: Amanda and Elliott Sadler

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    On February 15th, Elliott Sadler and his wife Amanda had their first child Wyatt Herman Fritts Sadler.

February 24th: Kate and Carl Edwards

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    Nine days after the Sadlers, Carl Edwards and his wife Kate had their first child: Anne Edwards.

July 7th: The Johnsons and Montoyas

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 03:  (L-R) Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson poses with their daughter Genevieve Marie and his wife Chandra during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series awards banquet at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel on December 3, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    The next bunch of babies showed up in the summer, as on July 7th, series champion Jimmie Johnson and wife Chandra had their first kid: Genevieve Marie Johnson (pictured left).

    Then 12 days later, Juan Pablo Montoya and wife Connie had their fourth child – Manuela Montoya Freydell.

August 9th: Ingrid Vanderbosch and Jeff Gordon

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    The next month, on August 9th, Jeff Gordon and wife Ingrid Vanderbosch had their second child – Leo Benjamin Gordon (pictured with sister Ella).

Summer 2010: Tamela and TJ Majors

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    Out of order but in the summer, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s spotter TJ Majors and wife Tamela gave birth to daughter Madelynn.

November and December Babies

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    Then the final month of the season on November 18th, Ryan Newman and wife Krissie had their first child – Brooklyn Sage Newman.

    They were followed by Jamie McMurray and wife Christy who had their first, Carter Scott McMurray, on November 25th.

    Lastly, SPEED personality Wendy Venturini and husband had Celeb James, their first, on December 22nd.

    In 2011, the baby boom looks to continue as Johnny Sauter’s wife Courtney and Matt Kenseth’s wife Katie are both expecting – both having their second child.


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