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Dale Jr. reacts to birth of daughter: ‘So blessed’

Dale Earnhardt Jr. now has a new mission in life. “Everything I do will be for her and Amy,” Earnhardt Jr. tweeted of his new daughter, Isla Rose Earnhardt, who was born on April 30. He and wife Amy Earnhardt announced Ms. Isla’s arrival on Tuesday morning via Twitter.

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Earnhardt Jr. has long spoken about his excitement in becoming a father. The day finally came, and was preceded by months of social media updates. Junior made consistent posts on the size of the baby. Amy posted videos of her talking long walks in the days leading up to the birth, something expectant mothers often day as a tool to help initiate the labor.

And now, Little E is born one day after what would have been Dale Earnhardt’s 67th birthday.

“It’s a new beginning,” Earnhardt Jr. tweeted.

That it is, Junior. Enjoy the ride.

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