Jeff Gordon welcomes daughter Ella Sofia

06/20/2007 at 02:47 PM ET

With the birth of their daughter this morning, racer Jeff Gordon and his model wife Ingrid Vandebosch became parents at 9:09 am in New York City. Ella Sofia weighed in at 7 lbs, 1 oz, and is 20 inches long. She was born by scheduled cesarean section because she was breech, but let everyone know she was coming — Ingrid’s water broke on the way to the hospital.

In a statement on his website, Jeff said,

It’s been an absolutely incredible experience. Ingridcame through amazingly and we’re both really happy and overjoyed. Wecan’t wait to get home and start our lives together as a family.

Source: JeffGordon.com; NASCAR.com

Thanks to CBB readers Brooke, Lisa, and Christina.

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Jennifer on

Congratulations to Jeff and Ingrid! I absolutely love the name Ella Sofia…so pretty 🙂 And I’m sure she’s a gorgeous baby girl.

SCOTT GIBB on

WAY TO GO MR.& MRS. JEFF GORDON YOUR # 1 FAN IN CALIFORINA

SCOTT GIBB on

WAY TO GO MR.& MRS. JEFF GORDON YOUR # 1 FAN IN CALIFORINA

SCOTT GIBB on

WAY TO GO MR.& MRS. JEFF GORDON YOUR # 1 FAN IN CALIFORINA

SCOTT GIBB on

WAY TO GO MR.& MRS. JEFF GORDON YOUR # 1 FAN IN CALIFORINA

natalie on

congrats! however, i am disappointed with the name. it seems that they jumped on the hollywood trendy name bandwagon.

Dee on

Congratulations! The name is popular but nonetheless, it’s still pretty and feminine. As long as they like the name they chose, that’s all the really matters.

francesca on

Cute I like the name, it’s normal and feminine.

Karen on

I was kind of hoping she would be born on Sun. so Jeff would miss the race. Congrads to Jeff and Ingrid though. I love the name and hopefully Jeff will show a pic of the baby soon!

FC on

Aww, I love her name! Congratulations to the to the both of them! 🙂

Odessa on

I like how it states the baby was 2 weeks early. Ingrid was clearly pregnant when they were married 8 months ago.

CBB Note: She was two weeks from the due date announced. Whether that date was true or not, who knows.

Lisa on

Jeff stated in an interview earlier in the year that they found out shortly after the wedding that they were expecting.

*** Beth *** on

Congratulations to Jeff & Ingrid! Jeff actually said in an interview on Yahoo Sports in mid-December that they found out that she was pregnant 5 days before their wedding in Mexico. The didn’t get married because she was pregnant though. They were waiting for the ok from the doctor before they announced it. He has made no secret of the fact that they were already expecting.

I can’t wait to see pictures of Ella! Jeff will be racing his heart out this weekend!

Ashley on

Congrats Jeff & Ingrid!!! She is going to be a gorgeous child.

Carol on

Congratulations to the new family. In an article on NASCAR.com it was stated that Ella was breach and Ingrid underwent a C-section for delivery, and while on the way to the hospital, Ingrid’s water broke. How was that for timing? Somewhere the other day I read the due date was June 29th.

Pam on

Congrats to Jeff and Ingrid
I wanna wish you all the best of luck and happiness, i Knew when you met Ingrid it would all be good for you Jeff, I’m really happpy for you with me being a big Hendricks fan, I can’t wait to see Ella’s pictures or see her at the races. I know this will be your year, hope you guys get some rest, and enjoy her because before you know it she’ll be all grown up and be racing for Gordon enterprise????????????? Right???????????????
Take care and get those pictures out.
Big Hendricks fan
Pam

Taylor on

Congratulaitons Jeff and Ingrid! The baby’s name is beautiful! And I’m sure Ella is gorgeous! Can’t wait so see a picture! Congrats! Your #1 fan in New Jersey!

Richard Trent on

Congradulations to the worlds greatest racecar driver and his wife.A little girl is the perfect thing to add to the DRIVE 4 FIVE.

Felice on

Congratulations to Jeff and Ingrid. I am glad that you have found happiness in your wife and daughter. Family means so much! You are the best!
24 Fan
Felice from GA

Zina on

Congradulations to you both what a wonderful precious gift god gives us our children and what a beautiful name u have chosen for the little angel…good luck to you both as you will be tired for a while…good luck to all 3 of the gordon’s…and again congrats…a huge gordon fan from Wa. state

lynda-jean hine on

Hey Jeff and Ingrid, Your journey has begun, I hope the best for you and your family. My husband and I love the name Ella Sophia, it really rolls nicely off the tongue, beautiful. We can’t wait to see a picture. Congratulations on the banner season so far…we know you have another championship in you. especially this year!! Its really your year. #1 Fans in Mississippi!!

Derick Brown on

Congrations to my #1 man Jeff Gordon and to your wife Ingrid. Ella Sofia Gordon is lovely and preious name Jeff you tell the guy up above and that is God that you have a new family of your wife and your daughter, because you like children, I like children and God and Jesus like children too also I never met you before you I watch you on T.V. also I never been on the track of nextel now is called the sprint cup series so I hope I could meet you someday. CONGRATIONS! GOD BLESS YOU!

Jason on

wow congrats man my parents say that when i was a baby i would want to watch NASCAR

jill on

Jeff and Ingrid……CONGRATULATIONS!! Ella Sophia is a beautiful name and an ABSOLUTE BEAUTIFUL girl. You both must be so proud and I hope to see her in the Sprint Cup Series someday……Take care and Jeff I know you have the DRIVE FOR FIVE this season!