As one of the originators of the NASCAR baby boom three years ago with the birth of daughter Ella Sofia, Jeff Gordon and Ingrid Vandebosch added to their own brood, as well as the burgeoning baby boom in the garage area, with the birth of Leo Benjamin Gordon.
“He’s happy and healthy and Mom is doing great,” four-time champion and second time dad Jeff Gordon said.
Baby Leo was born on Monday, August 9th at 8:53 AM. The newest Gordon weighed 7 lb. 2 oz. and was 19 inches long.
Gordon may be the most recent NASCAR dad in the garage area, but he is certainly in good company. Gordon’s Hendrick Motor Sports teammate Jimmie Johnson recently welcoming his first daughter Genevieve Marie.
Most recent race winner Juan Pablo Montoya, who celebrated a road course win at the Glen this past weekend, also joined the ranks of fatherhood recently, adding daughter Manuela as the third Montoya in his family.
Gordon notched another top ten finish at Watkins Glen before heading to the hospital for the birth of his son. He will next race at Michigan International Speedway this weekend and intends to participate fully in all race activities.