Joey Hand family news 2008-09-19

Driver Joey Hand and wife Natalie give birth to baby girl SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2008) Driver Joey Hand and his wife Natalie gave birth to daughter Kaylee Amber Hand at 9:17 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 at Kaiser South Sacramento Hospital. Born a...

Driver Joey Hand and wife Natalie give birth to baby girl

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2008) Driver Joey Hand and his wife Natalie gave birth to daughter Kaylee Amber Hand at 9:17 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 at Kaiser South Sacramento Hospital. Born a month early, she weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and was 18.5 inches long.

"We are very excited to have a healthy baby girl come into our life last Monday evening," Hand said. "My wife, Natalie, had a long day of difficult contractions that seemed would never end yet she powered through to bring us our beautiful baby girl. She was four weeks early, so we were thrilled she was 6 lbs. 4 oz. Her big brother Chase celebrated his second birthday two weeks ago. He is very excited to have his baby sister home and is very helpful in caring for her. He is already helping to feed her and is very gentle with her. He always wants to hold her and seems to be on his way to being a great big brother."

Hand returns to the racetrack this weekend for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series season finale at Miller Motorsports Park. Hand and co-driver Bill Auberlen look to give the Ruby Tuesday Championship Racing Team its first Daytona Prototype victory of the season. The duo is coming off a third-place finish at the newly-built New Jersey Motorsports Park nearly three weeks ago.

Hand knows how to get around the 24-turn, 4.486-mile Miller Motorsports Park track quickly. In fact, he won the Grand-Am Koni Challenge race last year with co-driver Matt Alhadeff in the No. 97 Turner Motorsports BMW M3.

-credit: joeyhandracing.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Bill Auberlen , Joey Hand
Teams Turner Motorsport