Dale Earnhardt Jr. announces he and his wife Amy are expecting their first child
Junior revealed on Instagram that his first child will be a girl
NASCAR's most popular family just got a little bit bigger.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. took to Instagram on Monday to announce that he and his wife Amy Earnhardt are expecting their first child. Junior posted a picture of pink baby shoes and revealed that the newest member of the Earnhardt clan will be a girl.
The announcement is coming off the heels of a, where the restrictor-plate ace outlasted three huge wrecks en route to a seventh-place finish. Brad Keselowski, the race winner, also took to social media to congratulate the Earnhardts on the big news.
Junior, recently 43, is set to retire from full-time racing after this season and make a move to the broadcast booth. He has had a legendary career, winning the Most Popular Driver award 14 times in addition to 26 checkered flags, two Daytona 500 triumphs and 258 top tens.
The couple hasn't yet announced a name. Given the gender barriers broken byin the sport, it'll be exciting to see if Dale and Amy's daughter goes on to race, as well.
Joseph Baena shared the photo in an Instagram post
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