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Harvicks announce baby No. 2 due in 2018

Kevin Harvick and his wife, DeLana, revealed some big news in their family Tuesday, with an assist provided by their son, Keelan, a soon-to-be big brother.

“I’m going to have a baby sister,” the 5-year-old Keelan said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “Happy Hours” program, co-hosted by Kevin Harvick and Matt Yocum.

“Keelan obviously broke the news tonight,” said the elder Harvick, the 2014 champion of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Harvick said the news started to trickle out over the last few days. The Harvicks first told friends and family at a weekend birthday party for DeLana, who turned 44 on Friday, and Keelan, who reached age 5 on Saturday. Then, with some prodding from teammate Clint Bowyer, the news spread into Monday’s competition meeting at Stewart-Haas Racing.

“I told DeLana, I said you know what? Keelan’s going to tell everybody because he seems to be pretty excited about the situation and everything that’s going on,” Harvick said, explaining the decision to make the news public Tuesday evening, both on SiriusXM and his social media channels.

Harvick indicated that the family’s second child is due in 2018.