Maybe there really is something in the water...
A day after Ryan Newman and his wife Krissie announced at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that they were expecting, Sam Hornish Jr. broke the news Saturday that he and his wife Crystal are expecting their second child.
During an ESPN interview, the usually calm and collected Hornish excitedly rambled on about not knowing if the baby was a boy or a girl. The Indianapolis 500 champion was clearly thrilled about his growing family. The Hornishes have one child, daughter Addison, 2. The baby is due Dec. 30.
Hornish's announcement is the latest in a string of NASCAR births. Earlier in the month Jimmie Johnson and his wife Chandra welcomed a daughter and this week Juan Pablo Montoya and his wife Connie welcomed their third child. Jeff Gordon and his wife Ingrid are expecting their second child in the coming weeks.
But Hornish won't be the only one hearing the pitter-patter of little feet during the off-season. Krissie Newman, Jamie McMurray's wife Christy and SPEED journalist Wendy Venturini are also due in December.
The Skirts and Scuffs team congratulates Sam and Crystal on their happy news!
As for our readers, we recommend staying away from the water the next time you go to a race ...
Photo: Sam Hornish Jr. and his daughter Addison during practice at Chicagoland in 2009. (Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)