So guess what! Jeff Gordon won’t be needing Mark Martin’s services afterall. Gordon’s wife, non-supermodel Ingrid Vandebosch, gave birth today to their daughter, Ella Sofia Gordon. The following is the official press release:


NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 20, 2007) – Earlier today, Jeff Gordon and Ingrid Vandebosch welcomed a new daughter into the world. Ella Sofia Gordon was born at 9:09 a.m., weighed 7 pounds, 1ounce and was 20 inches long. “It’s been an absolutely incredible experience,” Gordon said in a statement that appeared on “Ingrid came through amazingly and we’re both really happy and overjoyed. We can’t wait to get home and start our lives together as a family.”

The four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion will travel to Northern California later this week and is scheduled to participate in all on-track activities at Infineon Raceway, site of this weekend’s NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race.