Danica Patrick didn’t live the single life for long. Patrick recently confirmed rumors about the nature of relationship with her fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. when she spoke with The Associated Press. “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. Patrick, 30, announced that she and her husband Paul Hospenthal were divorcing back in November.
Stenhouse, 25, is one of NASCAR’s up and coming was the Nationwide Series rookie of the year in 2010. This season, Stenhouse and Patrick will compete against each other as they move up to NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. Both drivers say that their relationship will not impact how they compete against each other on the track. “Obviously, we’ve been racing together for a couple years now, him and I have always gotten along, we’ve always had a lot of respect for each other on the track, there’s nev