Defending champ has baby backup plan

Updated: June 4, 2010, 7:53 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

LONG POND, Pa. -- Aric Almirola is on baby watch for four-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson.

Johnson said on Friday at Pocono Raceway that Almirola will be at the next five races in case his wife, Chandra, goes into labor. He said the most probable time of delivery is the open week after the July 10 race at Chicagoland Speedway.

Should the baby come on a race day, Johnson said the plan is for him to drive at least one lap to get points and then let Almirola take ...

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