Brothers Austin and Ty Dillon have long called Richard Childress “pop pop” as an affectionate alternative term for “grandfather.”
But as of Tuesday, Childress may soon come to be called “great pop pop,” as Ty and wife Haley announced the birth of their first child – and Childress’ first great grandchild.
Daughter Oakley Ray Dillon weighed in at nine pounds, eight ounces, and was 21.5 inches long, according to an Instagram post by Haley.
“Our baby girl waited just in time for her daddy to get home from Homestead to make her grand entrance,” Haley wrote in her post.
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Suddenly everything in our lives made sense💕 Meet Oakley Ray Dillon, weighing in at a whopping 9 pounds, 8 ounces and 21.5 inches long. Our baby girl waited just in time for her daddy to get home from Homestead to make her grand entrance! I couldn’t have done it without my rock by my side. Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly love him any more, he shows me his greatest strength yet. Thank God for my sweet husband! We love you so much already Oakley and we can’t wait to see how God shapes you! #shemadeit #myheart #partyofthree #oakleyray #babygirl
Ty Dillon recently agreed to a contract extension to continue driving the No. 13 Chevrolet for Germain Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Four other NASCAR drivers and their wives or girlfriends will soon be part of the NASCAR baby boom.