updated 08/09/2010 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/09/2010 AT 6:05 PM ET
Jeff Gordon is racing toward an even bigger, happier family: The NASCAR star is now the father of two.
Gordon and his wife Ingrid Vandebosch, both 39, welcomed son Leo Benjamin on Monday at 8:53 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs, 2 oz., and measured 19 inches long.
“He’s happy and healthy, and Mom is doing great,” Gordon writes on his official Web site where he announced the news.
Baby Leo joins big sister Ella Sofia, 3.