NASCAR star Gordon getting ready for 2nd child

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon is getting ready to become a

father for the second time.

He made the announcement on his Web site Thursday, then

confirmed it at Daytona 500 media day. Gordon says his wife,

Ingrid, is 12 weeks pregnant. Their first child, Ella, will be 3 in

June.

Gordon joins a growing list of NASCAR drivers expecting

children this season. Four-time defending Sprint Cup champion

Jimmie Johnson and his wife are expecting their first child in

July.

Carl Edwards and Elliott Sadler could become first-time

fathers any day. Both their wives are due early this month. And

Juan Pablo Montoya and his wife are expecting their third child in

July.