It doesn’t matter if Danica Patrick doesn’t win races, she will always be in the news for one reason or another. Why wouldn’t she be? Are there any other NASCAR drivers that are easy on the eyes? I don’t think so. Anyway, there have been alot of rumors lately about who Danica has been dating. She is in the middle of a divorce that is almost finalized from her husband Paul Hospenthal. The rumors of her dating fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse have been swirling for a couple months. Read more after the jump.

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With one simple sentence, Danica Patrick put an end to the rumors. In a interview with the AP, she said “I have a boyfriend, his name is Richard”. Short and to the point. Richard being Ricky Stenhouse. She went on to say “We are dating, and I know there’s been a bit of a runaround this week at the media days and poor Ricky got grilled with questions. It was out of respect to NASCAR, to all the manufacturers, the new cars, the teams, the sponsors, just to allow the news of the day to be about racing and not let anything interfere with that. So, it’s Friday now, so that’s why we waited until the end of the week to be up front about each other.” The couple struck up a friendship over the past 2 seasons racing in the Nationwide series. The friendship over time became more than friendly. Stenhouse also confirmed the relationship. “Yes, we are dating,” he said. “I don’t normally say too much about my private life, always been focused on the track. I didn’t want to confirm at media day so that we could keep the focus on the season, the Gen-6 (car), my sponsors and team. That’s what it’s all about for me.” Should be interesting if they ever find themselves battling to win a race since they will be racing together all season. Check the gallery for pics of her and Stenhouse

ESPN, AP