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Denny the Daddy

August 03, 2012, ,

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver and girlfriend expecting first child, due in January

LONG POND, Pa. -- Add Denny Hamlin to the growing list of NASCAR drivers caught up in the sport's baby boom.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver said Friday at Pocono Raceway that he and girlfriend Jordan Fish are expecting a child, with a due date in January.

"It's been a long time coming," Hamlin said, "so it's going to be exciting to be a dad."

Hamlin, 31, follows other drivers like Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman, whose wives gave birth earlier this season.

"It's going to be a great experience, and so I'm really excited about it and really just excited to be a part of it," Hamlin said. "For my parents to have grandkids is all going to be good. Everything works great, things happen and we're excited about the timing. It's going to be in January, so it's the offseason -- so all of that seems to be aligning perfectly for us. My parents and all live a mile or two down the road, so they're going to get to visit all of the time. It's going to be a great time over these next six months to a year."