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Almirola becomes father for first time

September 04, 2012, , NASCAR.com

Richard Petty Motorsports driver, wife Janice welcome son named Alex

You can add another name to growing list of new fathers in the Cup Series, as Aric Almirola announced Tuesday on Twitter that wife Janice gave birth to a son named Alex.

According to Almirola, mother and baby are good.

"Best day of my life!" Almirola wrote on his Twitter feed. "Better than any trophy or accomplishment."

Two years ago, Almirola had been on standby as a possible relief driver for both Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, as they awaited impending births. The Almirolas were married later that year.

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