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CONCORD, N.C. -- The Earnhardts have some exciting news.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. shared a post on his Instagram account, letting the world know that he and his wife, Amy, are expecting a little girl.

"Excited to share the wonderful news that @mrsamyearnhardt and I are expecting our first child," he wrote. "A little girl!!!! We are both thrilled and can’t wait to meet her."

Amy didn't need to say a word when she reposted her husband's Instagram photo.

She needed only an emoji.

The driver tweeted that it was hard to keep the secret, especially when a competitor nearly guessed the big news in a text message more than a month ago.

Congratulations to the soon-to-be parents!