MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is officially a father.
Since announcing a “baby Earnhardt” was on the way in October 2017, Dale Jr. and wife Amy have had the racing community eagerly awaiting the arrival of their baby girl.
That wait is now over.
Amy tweeted Tuesday morning that she and her husband are now the parents of a baby girl, Isla Rose Earnhardt.
"It feels like a dream," she tweeted. "The best dream ever."
Dale Jr. has been busy since retiring from active racing, working as an analyst for NBC Sports Network’s “NASCAR America.” Before that, he covered the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics for NBC.
The baby was due May 2 but arrived a day early. Had she been born on April 29, she would have shared a birthday with her grandfather, the late Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Dale Jr. has been open about his excitement of becoming a dad, sharing his thoughts and experiences on social media. The former driver has even provided updates on the size of the baby throughout the trimesters on Twitter.
During a recent interview with NASCAR.com, the former NASCAR star said, “I just can’t wait till she gets here, I can’t wait to meet her. It's going to be an incredible experience.”
Earnhardt Jr., who is 43, and Amy wed on New Year’s Eve in 2016.
Isla Rose is the first child for both parents.
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