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KANSAS CITY, KS - APRIL 25: Danica Patrick driver of the #7 Motorola Andretti green Racing Dallara Honda during practice for the IRL IndyCar Series Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 on April 25, 2009 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Danica Patrick and Brad Keselowski, who have exchanged their share of chippiness on and off the track during the Sprint Cup series, collided with each other during Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, sending both drivers’ cars from the course. But the far more interesting point is not that Patrick bumped Keselowski, who absolved her of blame after the race and did not bring up previous hard feelings (he’s the guy who said she is “someone that hasn’t won races or proved that she is competitive”). It’s that the driver who sent the dominoes tumbling — and wrecked Patrick’s day — was none other than Patrick’s beau. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who has been dating Patrick for the past several months, finally did what all racing fans have been wondering will happen when he bumped Patrick’s car, sending her into the wreck. It wasn’t much more than a nudge, but considering the ensuing wreck and Patrick ending her hopes of finishing high, the two may be feeling some tension now that their relationship has hit its first on-track test. Neither Patrick nor Stenhouse spoke to the media after the race. Check out the wreck in the video below. Photo of the Day Forget Head & Shoulders — get him a Zubaz endorsement. Photo via Twitter/@MLBFanCave Tweet of the Day Yes, it does. The Heat have 101 points and 4 turnovers. That works.— chris palmer (@ESPNChrisPalmer) May 27, 2013 Video of the Day Um, Matrix bird.
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