Jimmie Johnson Welcomes Daughter Lydia Norriss

09/06/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

Jimmie Johnson Welcomes Daughter Lydia Norriss
Courtesy Jimmie Johnson

Looks like Jimmie Johnson has a future racing off the track — chasing not one but a couple of little girls around his home.

Wife Chandra gave birth to Lydia Norriss Johnson at 2:02 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6,  the NASCAR star’s rep announced on his Facebook page. The baby girl weighed in at 5 lbs., 10 oz. and is 19 inches long.

“Thanks everyone for the well wishes. Chani is doing great and is such a rockstar,” Johnson, 37, Tweets. He then shared a sweet photo via Instagram of elder sister Genevieve Marie, 3, holding her new sibling.

While the El Cajon, Calif. native Johnson is expected to miss events Friday at the Richmond International Raceway track in Virginia, he will be back in his car, the Lowe’s Chevrolet No. 48, on Saturday night to make a run for his sixth championship in the Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 race.

Race fans posting online noted that the birth was lucky. Johnson’s new daughter was born on the 6th as he set off for a sixth championship. “Sounds like a sign to me,” one posted.

— Andrea Billups

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jeanmarieok on

Congrat to a very sweet family!

4tmama on

Congrats, day before my bday, love it!! ❤ 😉

Tiffany on

Congrats Jimmie and Chandra. Good luck Saturday night and during the chase.

Martie on

Congrats to the Johnson family.

Denise on

Congratulations on your new daughter. Your daughters are just beautiful. Best Wishes.

Jayda on

Thought it would be a girl! Absolutely love Lydia, it’s the name I’m planning to use on a daughter.

Pammy61 on

Wonder if she was induced so Jimmie would not have to miss an actual race. Rather small for full term – but glad all are healthy and happy. Evie looks smitten already.

c trocki on

His older daughter looks like Chad Knauss, I’m just saying…….

48fan on

Congrats to Jimmie, Chandra and Evie!!

Schae on

The big grin on Evie’s face as she’s holding her baby sister is priceless! Very cute photo of both Jimmie and Chandra’s little girls! Congratulations to them!

Lilli on

Congrats…a big fan of Jimmie’s and love the baby’s name. Great family….

lydiaferguson on

congratulations;,) gotta say I love the name

Anonymous on

Awww, congrats to them. And Lydia very well could have been on time despite being tiny. I weighed almost exactly the same amount when I was born, and I was full-term. Good things come in small packages sometimes. 🙂

Elizabeth on

Great Name…Must Be a Jane Austen Fan!

4mom on

Absolutely adorable pic of big sister and baby! Congratulations to them. She definitely could be full term. I had two average size babies and two small babies and none of them were less than 38 weeks.