Jimmie and Chandra Johnson welcome baby girl

09/06/2013 8:59 AM

09/06/2013 9:39 PM

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson's wife, Chandra, gave birth early Friday morning to the couple's second daughter in Charlotte. A team press release said the baby girl weighed five pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. Chandra and the baby were doing well and expected to remain overnight in the hospital. The couple already has a 3-year-old daughter, Genevieve. Johnson will miss Friday's Cup series practice and qualifying at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. Regan Smith, a Nationwide Series driver for JR Motorsports, will serve as interim driver with Johnson's No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet on Friday. Johnson will compete in Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at the track.

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