February 04, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Brad Keselowski will become a father this NASCAR season.

Keselowski announced Wednesday on his blog that he and girlfriend Paige White are expecting a daughter. He did not announce a due date, and requested privacy for his unborn child.

The 2012 NASCAR champion wrote he accepts life as a public figure, but his daughter ''hasn't signed up for any of that.'' He asked for attention to remain focused on him.

Keselowski also addressed having a child before marriage. He wrote this is the happiest he's ever been and credited White. He said his family and White's family both come from humble backgrounds, and it's created a support system for the Team Penske driver.

''I know that we're not doing this in the traditional order of things,'' he wrote.

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