Reigning IZOD IndyCar Series Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, 32, and his wife Rebecca (Beccy) recently welcomed their first child, son Ryden.
“We named him Ryden, it was a name that we first brought up months ago and it’s always stayed at the top. We stuck with it because it’s a pretty rare name and now when Beccy wants something she can just yell either my name or his and we’ll both respond.”
At birth Ryden weighed in at 6 lbs. and 5 oz. and was 19.5 inches in long. The RHRs are happy and healthy and rang in the New Year in their South Florida home.
“We’re just thrilled to have a healthy little boy. Nothing could have prepared us for the experience, words really can’t describe it. He’s only been on this earth for a few weeks and we’re already so proud of him. He showed up early, jumped the start just like his Dad! He knew I’d be busy with the Daytona 24 hour race so he came a bit early to help us out. Beccy is a natural at being a Mom, she’s doing such an amazing job.”
Ryan Hunter-Reay, driver of the No. 1 DHL Chevrolet, won the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series title at the season finale on September 15 at Auto Club Speedway. He drove to his first championship behind the wheel of the No. 28 DHL/Sun Drop machine. As a LIVESTRONG Global Envoy and co-founded of Racing For Cancer, Hunter-Reay carried the number 28 on his car in recognition of the 28 million-people living with cancer worldwide. With the number 28 carrying such heavy meaning, it was fitting that his newest team member arrived on the 28th of December.