The secret is out: Danica Patrick reveals she is dating fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
"I think that moving forward into the year, it's a matter of do you say anything at all, or do you just carry on? "As opposed to speculation and people making up their own stories or talking amongst themselves or us feeling uncomfortable walking into each other's (motorhomes) moving forward, or around our teams or anything, it's just easier to be up front and get it out of the way then to have any kind of awkward speculation." Patrick is 30 years old; Stenhouse is 25 and single.
They have been friends since they entered Nationwide Series racing as rookies in 2010.
Stenhouse is the two-time defending champion of the series.
It didn’t seem to matter that he was 17 years her senior and the two started dating.
They married in 2005 and Danica converted to Catholicism for her husband.