January 25, 2013

Two NASCAR Drivers Are Dating: Danica Patrick told an AP reporter that she and fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are in a relationship. Patrick and Stenhouse are both rookies this year in the Sprint Cup Series and said this won't affect how they race. "I always say I'll race people how they race me until they do something to make me change my mind. I don't anticipate that changing at all, or us having any issues on the track," Patrick said.

posted by rcade to auto racing at 09:24 AM - 17 comments

Didn't she just announce she was divorcing her husband last week? Ah, sorry, no, announced in November but filed January 3rd. Still kinda makes me wonder if Stenhouse was in the henhouse.

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:17 PM on January 25

That woman's tongue-smacking side glance is priceless.

posted by phaedon at 12:42 PM on January 25

I really hope ESPN decides they don't care about this story.

posted by feloniousmonk at 01:26 PM on January 25

Prepare to be disappointed, but perhaps not surprised: The current front page article for the NASCAR section on ESPN.

Let's hope they keep it quarantined there.

posted by LionIndex at 01:49 PM on January 25

The current front page article for the NASCAR section on ESPN.

There's nothing ESPN likes more than a racy story.

posted by Howard_T at 02:35 PM on January 25

I like this story because of how it might impact a future race. And because in my mind NASCAR drivers do it in their uniforms and thank their sponsors before and after coitus.

posted by rcade at 02:39 PM on January 25

"I really like to thank Massengil because Danica, uhh ... I can't really finish this sentence."

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:00 PM on January 25

If you ain't rubbin', you ain't .........racin'?

posted by tommytrump at 03:08 PM on January 25

Ah ... two racists in love. Beautiful story.

posted by Ricardo at 05:23 PM on January 25

Look, dude, you can do this.

posted by beaverboard at 05:45 PM on January 25

Ah ...two racists in love

Is there some story that I'm unaware of here?

posted by tommytrump at 05:46 PM on January 25


At least, I think that is the joke

posted by hincandenza at 06:05 PM on January 25

posted by yerfatma at 10:45 AM on January 26

We can only hope she will get preggers right away and "retire" to raise their child.

She is one of many reasons why I quit watching NASCAR.

posted by steelergirl at 11:41 AM on January 26

As I read somewhere the other day, if she were male, she'd be, at best, in the trucks. She's achieved very little to warrant where she is now if you look at her results.

However, because of the fact she's attractive and willing to wear a bikini and slap a Go Daddy logo on anything that moves, she brings a TON of sponsorship money.

It's sad to think of other female drivers who actually just buckled down and raced who haven't made it. Always figured Sarah Fisher would be the one to achieve great things. At least she has a team, albeit in the joke that is Indycar.

Danica is unbearable. A relentless self promoter, who broadcasters absolutely fawn over to the cost of everyone else in it.

I'm fighting the urge to make bump drafting jokes here about this relationship.

posted by Drood at 12:59 PM on January 26

You hit it the nail right on the head, Drood.

posted by steelergirl at 05:23 PM on January 26

There's nothing ESPN likes more than a racy story.

Ha! I see what you did right there.

/hides in shame

posted by BornIcon at 05:57 AM on January 27

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