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Edwards' wife expecting

CONCORD, N.C. -- Carl Edwards says he'll become a first-time father at the start of next NASCAR season.

Edwards' wife, Kate, is due in mid-February. The couple is having a girl, and Edwards joked they'll name her "Daytona" because her birth is projected around the season-opening Daytona 500.

Edwards says they went for the ultrasound this week to learn the gender, and the nervous dad-to-be "almost passed out" when he saw the baby move.