"Other than a few rare scenarios with other people that are involved in racing, that are both racecar drivers, yes, it would be very challenging for anyone else to understand each other like we do," Patrick said. Other than loving racing and dogs, the two are polar opposites, personality wise. Fitness, said Patrick, is all about strength, endurance and flexibility. "Yoga takes care of the flexibility part," she said.She finished 20th at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday with the Aspen Dental logo on her car and firesuit. Patrick is one of the world's most famous athletic endorsers, appearing in Super Bowl commercials, posing in bikinis for magazine shoots and glamming it up at award shows. As Patrick wrote in The Player's Tribune this fall: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Like everybody else, Patrick was thrilled by the photo finish in the Daytona 500, in which Denny Hamlin nipped Martin Truex Jr. It's always good for NASCAR to kick off a new season with what she called a "replay worthy" finish.That's Danica Patrick and boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stenhouse finished 25th with just three top-10s — his third straight disappointing season after breaking in as a rookie in 2013. With her dedication to yoga, and endorsement deals with Aspen Dental and Nature's Bakery, she's projecting a more healthy, outdoorsy image.
PHOTOS: Can you believe these couples' age differences? pulled into Talladega Superspeedway’s victory lane last Sunday it marked the first time either he or girlfriend Danica Patrick had won a NASCAR race since the couple began dating four years ago.So, it's Friday now, so that's why we waited until the end of the week to be up front about each other."Stenhouse confirmed the relationship."Yes, we are dating," he said."I don't normally say too much about my private life, always been focused on the track.But just because he won before Patrick, who earlier had been involved in an 18-car crash that knocked her out of the Geico 500, didn’t mean Stenhouse earned bragging rights for the week.
In fact, there was no good-natured ribbing of any sort. I didn’t have bragging rights with anybody else that hasn’t won either.
The popular NASCAR racer's divorce from the physical therapist was finalized earlier this month after a judge signed the consent decree on Monday, Apr. Patrick, 31, first announced her plans to split from Hospenthal in November 2012, just one day after she was named the most popular driver in the Nationwide Series.
PHOTOS: Major Hollywood splits "I am sad to inform my fans that after seven years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage," she wrote in a Facebook post on Nov. "This isn't easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this.
are a couple, ending widespread speculation about the nature of their relationship."I have a boyfriend, his name is Richard," she said during an exclusive telephone interview with AP."I think I am just finally excited to tell someone about this," Patrick laughed, sounding almost giddy as she said the two-time Nationwide champion's middle name is Lynn and he prefers she use his first name.
The couple waited until the end of Charlotte Motor Speedway's weeklong annual media tour to go public with their relationship, which started as a friendship as they raced each other the last two seasons in the Nationwide Series.
Stenhouse became a mentor of sorts to the 30-year-old Patrick, who left Indy Car after the 2011 season to make the full-time switch to NASCAR."We are dating, and I know there's been a bit of a runaround this week at the media days and poor Ricky got grilled (with questions)," she said.