IRL: New Addition to Schmidt Family

Treadway Racing Welcomes New Addition to Schmidt Family Henderson, NV: Congratulations are in order for the star driver of the Treadway Racing stable, as Sam Schmidt celebrated a highly anticipated new addition to his family this weekend. Sam...

Treadway Racing Welcomes New Addition to Schmidt Family

Henderson, NV: Congratulations are in order for the star driver of the Treadway Racing stable, as Sam Schmidt celebrated a highly anticipated new addition to his family this weekend. Sam and his wife Sheila welcomed their new son into the world at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 11, 1999. Both mother and son are resting comfortably and the delivery was trouble-free.

"I actually predicted a boy," stated Schmidt. "Since we didn't know what the baby was going to be, we waited on names, so currently we are just calling him 'Savannah's brother'. We have a very large list of names, so we are going to wait and see if his personality fits something on our list! Sheila did a great job and the doctors let her come home today. Our daughter Savannah doesn't quite know what to think of him yet!"

Baby boy Schmidt is 6 lbs. 9 oz., measures 20.5" in length and is the second edition to the family. "Sheila's actual due date was the 20th," said Schmidt. "We were so glad that she had him this weekend, and not while I was racing in Atlanta!"

The Treadway Racing team looks on this as a good omen as they prepare for the upcoming Kobalt Mechanics Tools 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Schmidt heads into the weekend with two back-to-back podium finishes under his belt and looks to add a victory to that list.

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Drivers Sam Schmidt