A couple of weeks ago we took a look at the 2013 Rookie of the Year contenders. Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will both turn their talents to the NASCAR Sprint Cup series in 2013. While the two will be competing on the track the competition may not be an unfriendly one.
It was recently announced that Ricky and Danica are currently dating. This leaves many questions. If Danica is stuck on the outside at Martinsville will Ricky be more or less likely to let her get in line? Will Danica use her bumper to pass him in Bristol? Are they guaranteed drafting partners in Daytona? This relationship is sure to be a story in 2013 whenever the two rookies are near each other on the track.
There is some precedent for an off-track relationship. Elton Sawyer and Patty Moise were a married couple and teammates in the Nationwide Series years ago. At least they were on the same team with somewhat compatible goals. Ricky and Danica drive for different teams and even different manufacturers.
This might be fun to watch.