BRISTOL, Tenn. — Matt Kenseth’s wife Katie has always had great timing. Daughter Kaylin was born two days after the 2009 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway and daughter Grace was born two days after the 2011 Daytona 500.
The couple is expecting again in the next several days, so Sam Hornish Jr. (NASCAR Nationwide Series) and Jeff Burton (NASCAR Sprint Cup) are on stand-by duty for this weekend and next week’s race at Auto Club Speedway in California.
The Kenseths had been rooting for a Monday birth. But with the weather forecast iffy at best for Sunday, the family has revised its thinking.
“We kind of had to change that around a little bit, because it’s supposed to rain Sunday,” Matt said. “(Katie) was praying for Monday, so we had to change that to Tuesday. (Now) it’s supposed to snow Monday, so I guess (if) we can’t race, then we can still have her on Monday.”