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Jimmie Johnson Says Wife Suffered From 'All-Day Sickness'

01/23/2010 at 08:00 AM ET
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Fatherhood certainly hasn’t slowed Jeff Gordon down, and fellow NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson — who expects his first baby with wife Chandra in July — is hoping for a similar result.

“Only time will tell,” he muses in a new interview with the Virginian-Pilot. “I think in some lives, it can slow things down … for myself, I really don’t think so.”

Noting that since his 2004 marriage he’s fared better on the race track than he did as a bachelor, Jimmie adds,

“There’s no telling what type of experience being a parent is going to be, I know I have [wife] Channi’s full support to chase my career and what I need to do.”

In the meantime, it’s been Jimmie supporting his wife through a difficult first trimester.

“I didn’t realize that morning sickness was really an all-day sickness,” he quips. “It’s not just that it’s in the a.m.” While the expectant mama has “had a rough go of it,” Channi has recently begun to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

“Seems to be doing a lot better now,” Jimmie reports.

Source: The Virginian-Pilot

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Paige on

Aw. Knowing the kind of “good guy” Jimmie is, I’m sure he’s been trying to make her as comfortable as possible despite her “all-day sickness”.

Can’t wait until their baby arrives. He or she is going to be a cutie.

lipsy on

I wish them the best of luck. I was sick for my entire pregnancy ALL DAY! Looking forward to hearing baby’s name.

Karen on

I really hope having a baby will slow Jimmie down, I am sick of him winning all the time, haha!!!

btw_2010 on

maybe he should read the article about Michael Douglas… career should not be first!!

Ashley Hiskes on

I am with Karen! Give someone else a chance. LOL

Holly on

He’s going to be a great dad.

laura-lee Boswell on

I remember being pregnant with my kids all three of my pregancy’s I was very sick night and day. With my first I was not able to eat anything without being sick, I was actually at the point they had to put me in the hospital and I though I would throw the baby up…lol but I have all great kids now.

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