NASCAR drivers had some interesting things to say about Danica Patrick’s relationship with driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Scott Speed, for instance, laughed when thinking of the media attention that Ricky Stenhouse will attract from now on. “Welcome to Kim Kardashian’s world! It’s going to be a life experience, that’s for sure,” Speed was quoted as saying by USA Today. Stenhouse, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie, is dating this year’s other Cup rookie, Danica Patrick, who also happens to be a world-famous celebrity.
Speed also said he was unconcerned about Stenhouse and Patrick working together on the track, as this would be the same thing as teammates helping each other during races. “I think it’s actually kind of cool. If there was a situation where he could push her for the win, that’d be awesome! I’m a fan of that. I’m a fan of the whole thing,” Speed added.
London Cassill also said he’s got nothing against the couple collaborating on the track. “Yeah, Ricky might choose Danica over me in a drafting situation, but that’s fine. If drafting at Daytona with your girlfriend is what it takes to win, there will not be an asterisk next to the trophy,” Cassill said.