It\'s a Boy!August 8, 2010
It has already been a busy weekend for one member of the Richard Petty Motorsports team as Ed Watkins and wife Vonda welcomed a new baby boy into the world with the late-night arrival of Rhylan Edward Watkins on Saturday morning.
Watkins, who mans the jack for the No. 43 on race day, had to do his own AJ impression as he raced to the hospital in the dead of night, passing state troopers while on the phone with 911 just in case things happened faster for Vonda than was planned. But his speedy driving did the trick as the duo arrived at the hospital just minutes before baby was delivered.
Rhylan posted for his first-ever weigh-in at 8 lbs, 11 oz and is happy and healthy, and already studying schemes for a 4-3 defense. Mom is fine, too!
Ed was back at the track in time for duty on Sunday on the Insignia/Best Buy Ford Fusion.