Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wendy Venturini, husband welcome baby boy

It was a very special Christmas for Wendy Venturini. The SPEED journalist and husband Jarrad Egert welcomed a son, Caleb James, on Wednesday, Dec. 22. The birth was announced on Venturini's Twitter and Facebook pages on Christmas Eve:

@WendyVenturini: Wendy & Jarrad joyfully welcomed their son Caleb James on Dec. 22 at 10:58pm. Mom & baby doing great. Wendy says best Christmas gift ever!

Venturini announced her pregnancy in June, and has been updating fans on Twitter and Facebook on her progress. "I think it's important to document & not try to hide it on TV!" she wrote in August. "I'm proud to rock the bump, it's my son!!"

As the birth grew closer, Venturini wrote on Dec. 4, "I'm doing great! He should be here soon! I'm just enjoying these final days resting @ home. ... Just need our little... man to arrive to enjoy the rest of our off-season!" On Dec. 13, she said, "I am really CLOSE and VERY READY!!"

Venturini will be back on the job once the season starts up again in February. "I'll b back at Daytona! Thanks 4 a wonderful year!" she tweeted after the season finale at Homestead.

Venturini and Egert were married on Dec. 5, 2007. Egert is director of track operations at Joe Gibbs Racing.

Skirts and Scuffs congratulates Wendy and Jarrad on their new addition! To learn more about Venturini, read her three-part interview with columnist Lindi Bess for the Women in NASCAR Series: Part 1Part 2Part 3.

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