Manuela was born an hour ago. Mother and baby doing great!!!
The Montoyas planned to induce labor Monday morning to stay clear of the scenario that Jimmie Johnson and his wife Chandra avoided last week with the birth of their daughter Genevieve Marie. Because of the Monday birth, Montoya -- who is bidding to become the first driver to ever win at Indianapolis in an IndyCar and a stock car after essentially losing last year's Brickyard 400 thanks to a speeding penalty -- shouldn't miss any seat time.
No word if Montoya will take up Mark Martin on his offer of driver's ed instructions when Manuela learns to drive.
That leaves Jeff Gordon and his wife Ingrid as the lone NASCAR couple still expecting a summer birth. Jamie McMurray and his wife Christy announced earlier in the season that they were expecting their first child late in the year.
Congratulations to the Montoyas, and to all those NASCAR drivers and their significant others who are thinking about children, just a word of warning: the 2035 Chase seems pretty set at this point.