Dancing Star Helio Castroneves Welcomes a Daughter

Helio Castroneves

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updated 12/29/2009 AT 12:00 PM ET

originally published 12/29/2009 AT 1:30 PM ET

Indy car driver and former Dancing with the Stars champ Helio Castroneves is a new father!

Girlfriend Adriana Henao delivered daughter Mikaella at 4:15 p.m. Monday in Atlanta, Entertainment Tonight confirms, and apparently dad isn’t the only one with a need for speed. The baby girl – who weighed in at 7 lbs., 3 oz. and measured 19 inches in length – arrived slightly ahead of schedule, more than one week before her Jan. 6 due date.

Castroneves, 34, Tweeted the happy news, even sharing a picture of his new family of three.

The pregnancy was announced in October.

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