Reba McEntire on Watching Her Son's First Race at Daytona: "I Was About to Pass Out!"

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You probably know that Reba McEntire has one son, Shelby.

But did you know that the 28-year-old is a RACE CAR DRIVER?!

Well, Rach certainly didn't until just before the legendary country music singer most recently swung by our kitchen table.

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Looking at a pic of Shelby standing inside his racecar, Rachael asks Reba, "Have you ever driven one of those?"

To which Reba emphatically replies, "No!"

And the thought of watching her son race — at the Daytona International Speedway, no less! — stresses her out just as much.

"When I first went to the Daytona speedway and he was racing at Daytona, you know, they drop that green flag and here they come, racing around," Reba explains. "And I was sitting there filming him, and all could see was his car, and then underneath the helmet was this little bitty baby face! It just broke my heart! I was like, 'Ahh!'"

"So I went over and I sat down — I was about to pass out — and Carolyn [Snell], my tour manager, came over. She said, 'Are you alright?' And I said, 'Oh my gosh, gimme a second!'"

But then, she says, "I watched the rest of the race, and it was alright."

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She explained that after Shelby's first semester in college, he came home and said he wanted to be a racecar driver. Well, Reba wasn't too fond of that idea. But she promised him that if he finished his first year of college, she would send him to the Bondurant Racing School in Phoenix, Arizona.

And that's when she realized, she says, "

Another thing you might not have known? Reba has a "grandson"!

Or, we should say, fur-grandchild.

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"That's Watson!" says Reba, gushing over her son's corgi. "Smart as can be. I just love him. He's so cute!"

Definitely one of the cutest grandkids we've ever seen! ?

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