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When the divorce of Danica Patrick became official in January (it was announced in November), the Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse Jr. relationship that had likely been going on for some time went public. Wow a romantic relationship between two NASCAR drivers, how’s that going to play out? Of course, Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse Jr (I don’t have a cute hybrid couple name for them yet) was a popular topic at NASCAR media day.
From Memphis Commercial Appeal:
“Initially, it was a little bit of a mental hurdle of like, ‘We compete against each other,’ ” Patrick said of the relationship, which she likened to “Romeo and Juliet.” “It’s like the Capulets and Montagues with (me in) Chevy and (him in) Ford; this just doesn’t work. But you can’t tell your heart who to like or not like. And so in the end, it ended up being something that I just didn’t think was a big deal at all.”
A Romeo and Juliet reference? This is the real deal. Now read the next paragraph. Read between the lines as
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