Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 9/7/14

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)
NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie Danica Patrick will start from pole position in Sunday’s 55th running of the Daytona 500. Her boyfriend and fellow Sprint Cup rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr., starts in the 12th position. Patrick told MensHealth.com that dating a competitor is a bad idea, but she just couldn’t help herself. “Well, I don’t think I thought it was a good idea, Patrick said. “There was nothing I could do about it. You can’t tell your heart who to like and not like. It just happened.” The Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse Jr (we don’t have a Bennifer or TomKat like couple name for them yet) relationship could experience some tension on the track. Not just because of where one of the two finishes, but what if one of them were to win rookie of the year? Not since 2006, when Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup regulars Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr. battled for the Rookie of the Year Award, has there been this much attention focused on the rookie title. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ti...
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