CARMEL, Ind. - The wives of IndyCar drivers Ed Carpenter and Alex Lloyd have given birth 1 day apart in the same hospital room and with the same nursing staff in attendance.

Heather Carpenter gave birth to 8-pound, 1-ounce Ryder Everette Carpenter at Clarian North Hospital in Carmel on Monday. The next day, Samantha Lloyd delivered 6-pound, 12-ounce Amelia Lloyd. The Indy Racing League said yesterday both mothers and babies are doing well.

The newborns also have siblings who were born 4 days apart in 2007, Ava Lloyd on Oct. 5 and Makenna Carpenter on Oct. 9. *