Published: Wed, December 20, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

NASCAR Drivers Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s Break Up Confirmed

NASCAR Drivers Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s Break Up Confirmed

Danica Patrick is officially single. her 5-year relationship with NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is over after the guy publicly pumped the brakes when it came to marriage.

A spokesperson for Patrick told ESPN's Bob Pockrass that Patrick is no longer dating Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stenhouse returns to the NASCAR Cup Series fray in 2018 on the heels of his best season yet, one that saw him win multiple races and earn a playoff berth.

At times, the NASCAR Cup Series has seen some unusual bedfellows, both on and off the track.

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Patrick plans on racing the Daytona 500 and Indy 500 next year before retiring. Meanwhile, Danica Patrick hopes to be making her final two starts in racing at the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. Stenhouse, 30, had a breakthrough campaign in 2017 with wins at Talladega and Daytona and a spot in the sport's postseason.

Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have split as a couple after almost five years. The ruse had some people thinking they would be getting married until Patrick said the next day that it was just a joke. The couple had no children, though Patrick reportedly desires to have children after her racing career is completed.

Per Yahoo Sports' Nick Bromberg, the pair began dating in 2012, following Patrick's move from IndyCar to NASCAR. Join the Beyond the Flag team!

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