April 19, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson and wife Chandra have a new baby daughter.
Chandra Johnson gave birth at 2:02 a.m. Friday at a Charlotte, N.C., hospital. The baby girl weighs 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth.
Mother and baby and are doing fine and are expected to remain in the hospital overnight, according to an email from Johnson's publicist, Kristine Curley.
Johnson will miss qualifying Friday at Richmond International Raceway. Regan Smith will serve as interim driver, with Johnson returning to drive the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series event.