Posted: 7:42 pm Monday, October 16th, 2017
By Staff Writer
By Rare Country:
Call it the circle of life. Call it divine intervention. Call it whatever you want to call it. We’re calling it the best news we’ve heard all day! Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy are expecting their first baby, a little girl!
Just as he’s winding down his long and successful career in NASCAR, Dale is gearing up (oh, see what we did there) for a new gig as a daddy!
He and Amy shared the big news on social media, posting a photo of the tiniest pair of pink Converse Chuck Taylors. The accompanying caption reads: “Excited to share the wonderful news that @mrsamyearnhardt and I are expecting our first child. A little girl!!!! We are both thrilled and can’t wait to meet her.”
According to the NASCAR website, a family was definitely in the works for Dale and Amy. He told the website, “I’m excited to start a family, and I hope I’m fortunate enough to do that with Amy. We definitely want to do that. And it would be weird not being a race car driver if I have a daughter or son. I think about that. Would they understand what I’m telling them, or what I did for a long time? I’m hoping to find out all that stuff soon.”
A post shared by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@dalejr) on
Congrats are pouring in from both fellow drivers and fans in the NASCAR community, but one post seems extremely special … and a bit eerie.
Fellow driver and friend Landon Cassia texted Dale on Sept. 4 saying that his wife is a psychic and she had a vivid dream that the couple would be having a baby girl.
Dale’s hilarious reply was, “Am I gonna win this weekend? Or at least run Top 10?” To which Landon answered, “I can ask, but her psychic dreams tend to be celebrity gossip related.”
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) October 16, 2017
No other details are available yet … dang it, but since they’ve just learned baby E’s gender, we’re guessing she’ll arrive early next year. And we encourage her to take her time growing and pace herself.
Pace herself. We did it again. #Pun.