Erin, Ray Evernham to welcome baby daughter

June 09, 2015, Staff report,

Ray Evernham Erin Crocker Evernham
Cate due in July for driver, champion crew chief/owner

Ray Evernham, a three-time champion crew chief with Jeff Gordon, talked Tuesday with Sirius XM NASCAR Radio about having a baby next month with his wife, Erin Crocker Evernham, who has 39 NASCAR national series starts to her credit.

While discussing a taping of an upcoming episode of his show "AmeriCarna" on Velocity, Evernham said he would have to wait until after his wife's pregnancy.

"We're building a special race car for Crocker," Evernham said. "She's going to be the first woman to compete in an upcoming event so pretty cool deal coming up.

"But right now, we have to wait until probably late August. I guess it's going to be probably October by the time we can shoot her racing this car because as you know she doesn't fit into her fire suit anymore."

Evernham is looking forward to having a daughter who might follow in his wife's tire tracks one day.

"We haven't really said much, but they had a shower the other day," Evernham said. "And some time in late July, Miss Cate Evernham will be joining us so hopefully she will be another redhead lady driver pretty soon."

It will be a second child for Evernham and a first for his bride.

"It's something that she's always wanted, and it was really special when it happened," Evernham said. "Everything happens for a reason. Life is amazing, and we've got our son, Ray J, who is just a wonderful person. He's going to have a little sister."