Mikaella, who arrived Monday afternoon in Atlanta, is the first child for the Indy car racer

By Missy Ritti
Updated December 29, 2009 01:30 PM
Credit: Jill Johnson/JPI

Indy car driver and former Dancing with the Stars champ Helio Castroneves is a new father!

Girlfriend Adriana Henao delivered daughter Mikaella at 4:15 p.m. Monday in Atlanta, Entertainment Tonight confirms, and apparently dad isn’t the only one with a need for speed. The baby girl – who weighed in at 7 lbs., 3 oz. and measured 19 inches in length – arrived slightly ahead of schedule, more than one week before her Jan. 6 due date.

Castroneves, 34, Tweeted the happy news, even sharing a picture of his new family of three.

The pregnancy was announced in October.