Jimmie Johnson and his wife Chandra play with their daughter Genevieve Marie on the grid prior to the start of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.(Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)Jimmie Johnson got to celebrate his win of the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway with his wife, Chandra and their new almost 3-month-old baby daughter, Genevieve. It was, as expected, absolutely adorable to see Jimmie looking so lovingly at his daughter.

This is surely Genevieve’s first of many trips to Victory Lane with her daddy. I can’t help but turn this simple beautiful moment into something competitive and so I can’t help but think about how Genevieve has already beaten Jeff Gordon’s 3-year-old daughter, Ella, at something. She got to celebrate with her papa first. It’s silly, I know, and yes, while Ella hasn’t physically been in Victory Lane she did get to celebrate her dad’s win at Texas after the fact that one time, but still it wasn’t the same.

I guess Ella can take solace in the fact that Genevieve won’t remember last Sunday anyway. Although, Ella has a lot to be proud of, she’s accomplished a lot in the last three years. The two wines — a chardonnay and a pinot noir — that her dad named after her won awards and she designed a paint scheme for her dad’s car. So there.

:)

UPDATE: Sarah, an awesome commenter, has corrected me. Ella has been with her dad in victory lane when she was really little. (this photo is proof) I stand corrected, Ella and Genevieve are even! :) Thanks Sarah!


DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 26: (L-R) Jimmie Johnson, driver of the  Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane with daughter Genevieve Marie and wife Chandra after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 26, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane with daughter Genevieve Marie and wife Chandra after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 26, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 26: Matt Kenseth (L), driver of the  Crown Royal Ford, holds his daughter Kaylin Nicola on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 26, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Matt Kenseth (L), driver of the Crown Royal Ford, holds his daughter Kaylin Nicola on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 26, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images for NASCAR)

DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 26: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the  Lowe's Chevrolet, hold his daughter Genevieve Marie on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 26, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Bonus Baby Johnson Photo! Because that is the CUTEST scarf I’ve ever seen on a baby. I didn’t know they made ‘em that small.

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the Lowe’s Chevrolet, hold his daughter Genevieve Marie on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 26, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)

DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 25: NASCAR Fans attend the races at Dover International Speedway on September 25, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

NASCAR Fans attend the races at Dover International Speedway on September 25, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 25: Denny Hamlin (L), driver of the  FedEx Express Toyota, yells at Kevin Harvick, driver of the  Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet, in the garage after an incident on track during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 25, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images for NASCAR)

So this looked like it was a good time. I’m sad I missed it. :)

Denny Hamlin (L), driver of the FedEx Express Toyota, yells at Kevin Harvick, driver of the Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet, in the garage after an incident on track during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 25, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images for NASCAR)

DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 24: Tony Stewart, driver of the  Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet, sits in his car prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 24, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Tony Stewart, driver of the Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet, sits in his car prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 24, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images for NASCAR)

DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 24: Clint Bowyer, driver of the  BB&T Chevrolet, speaks to the media prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 24, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)

This is reminiscent of “Whatchu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” :)

Clint Bowyer, driver of the BB&T Chevrolet, speaks to the media prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 24, 2010 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)