Danica patrick and ricky stenhouse dating
Patrick dropped two spots in the Monster Energy Cup standings, from 29 in the standings, playoff-eligible and looking good.And whether the label was fair or not, the “Danica’s boyfriend” perception is no more.“It doesn't matter to me,” he said Sunday. Either way, it goes either way, and we couldn't be in a better place right now.”Professionally, not so much for his better half.Stenhouse won for the first time in 158 Cup starts when he captured the victory Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.The win vaulted him to 12th in the Cup standings, put him in the 2017 playoffs and on the front of sports sections -- thanks, maybe, in part to a big kiss from Patrick in Victory Lane."[Public perception] doesn't matter to me," Stenhouse said about how people view him in light of his dating a competitor and one of the most well-known female athletes in the United States. Either way, it goes either way, and we couldn't be in a better place right now."Entering the race at Kansas Speedway this weekend, Stenhouse doesn't have to worry about when he will win in the Cup series.So when he sat down with some media last month and a reporter mentioned that he is known as much for being Patrick's boyfriend as for what he has done in the NASCAR Cup series, the Roush Fenway Racing driver paused and then calmly answered the question about how he hopes to change it."This year, we've [Roush Fenway Racing] made sure we're not bringing the same car to the track every week -- we're making sure we're bringing a better car to the track every week," Stenhouse said."We've got people in place that are looking for downforce and mechanical grip in our cars every week."Now that he has added Cup race winner to his résumé, maybe, just maybe, Stenhouse will get a few more people who recognize him for his driving prowess -- he did win two Xfinity Series titles in a transition to NASCAR from his roots as a successful USAC driver -- and not his dating prowess.Danica Patrick is a female race car driver and has set several records for women drivers, including becoming the first woman to lead the Indy 500 and the first woman to win the pole position at the Daytona 500.“I was brought up to be the fastest driver, not the fastest girl.
Our relationship is great, everything is good." In other words, don't start looking for a save the date any time soon.Born Danica Sue Patrick on March 25, 1982, in Beloit, Wisconsin, Danica Patrick began racing go-karts with her sister at age 10, and dropped out of high school to advance her racing career in England.It was there that she finished second at the Formula Ford Festival, the highest-ever finish by either a woman or an American in the event. has heard the questions before, so they don't necessarily surprise him.
His mannerisms would show he doesn't love answering them, but some things that go along with dating Danica Patrick are just part of life.
Stenhouse joked that Patrick and his team owner, Jack Roush, are about the same size and it was neat to see them waiting for him to drive into the winner's circle."She supports me through anything I need to do, whether it's spend more time at the shop, whether it's we need to fly somewhere a little bit later because I need to spend a little bit more time with the guys at the shop or want to go to dirt races or anything like that," Stenhouse said."She's been so supportive and knows how hard that I've worked, and to have her there was really awesome."That work has provided dividends, although Stenhouse is quick to caution that his team must build on this success.