Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is trying to find his way on the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, and he can't even ask his fellow rookie and girlfriend Danica Patrick for a whole lot of advice.
The two drivers are on different teams, so technical questions about how to set the car up or adjustments to how the car run aren't allowed. Instead, any conversations about business don't get all that specific, Stenhouse said Tuesday.
''We do talk a little bit about how we're driving,'' Stenhouse said. ''But most of the time I'm watching football or basketball or something.''
Stenhouse took time out of his first full season in Sprint Cup racing to promote the Bojangles 500 next month at Darlington Raceway with stops in Columbia that included taking in a South Carolina spring football practice, meeting with Gamecocks coach and NASCAR fan Steve Spurrier and a brief conversation with defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney.
Stenhouse won the Nationwide Series two years in a row before making the jump to the big l...