NASCAR Driver Welcomes Baby Girl, Misses Race To Attend Birth


The NASCAR family just got a little bit bigger! NASCAR driver Regan Smith and his wife Megan welcomed daughter Eliza Grace Smith into the world Sunday Sept. 18 .

Smith unexpectedly left the Chicagoland Speedland prior to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 and raced home to North Carolina to assist his wife in the birth of their second child. The proud father tweeted a photo of himself and labored wife to thank and cheer on his replacement, Ty Dillon finishing in at 27th, at the Sunday race writing “Cheering on my @TBR_Racing @ToyState guys and @tydillontoday, definitely a different view than I’m used to!”

Eliza Grace was born Sunday afternoon and is their second child after welcoming home son, Rhett Lee, last year on Feb. 25.

The proud father of two tweeted a second photo following the birth of his daughter featuring his beaming wife and napping baby girl. Overwhelmed with joy Smith regarded his wife and little bundle of joy as “The two most beautiful girls I’ve ever laid my eyes on.”

Congratulations to the happy couple. You can watch Smith’s fellow NASCAR drivers give out the baby tips to the new father in the video below!