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Danica Patrick not planning on having kids anytime soon

danica-patrickDanica Patrick is a trailblazer. She has already accomplished a countless number of firsts in her career, most notably becoming the first female driver ever to clinch the pole position at the world famous Daytona 500. Patrick does not, however, intend to become the first stock car driver to participate in a race while pregnant.

Patrick recently opened up about her relationship with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and how happy the couple is together. Earlier this week, Patrick was asked if we can expect to hear the sound of wedding bells or the pitter-patter of the little feet of future speed demons running around in the near future. She wouldn’t rule out marriage. However…

“I don’t think social services would feel good about me driving 200 miles an hour with a baby in my belly,” she told For the Win.

Patrick was also asked if she is bothered by her personal life being scrutinized so much, particular with constant questions about her relationship with Stenhouse.

“Well, that’s just because obviously everyone can see how much he loves me,” she replied.

We could certainly see how much Stenhouse loves her over the weekend when he joined Patrick in giving NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Award Ceremony host Jay Mohr an icy stare after one of his jokes.

Between driving, hosting events and starring in commercials, Danica probably doesn’t have time for kids at the moment. Unlike men, she’d need to take time off from racing to have a baby. For now, that will just have to wait.

Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. didn’t find Jay Mohr joke to be funny (Video)

Talk about an awkward moment.

Jay Mohr hosted the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony on Friday in Las Vegas, and things became uncomfortable after he told a Danica Patrick joke.

“Danica, I hope you’re not too uncomfortable tonight. I know you’re not used to being this close to the front,” Mohr joked.

The audience was taken aback by the shot at Patrick, and you could tell that neither Patrick nor boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. were amused. Just look at Stenhouse’s stone-cold glare:

Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse

Mohr quickly tried to defend himself by noting it was a comedy show and he’s supposed to tell jokes. When that didn’t work, he attempted to smooth things over with some praise of Patrick. That didn’t work either.

Later, still apparently stung by the jab, Patrick referenced Mohr while accepting a fans award.

“I have amazing fans … and I think it’s pretty safe to say Jay Mohr is not one of them,” she said.

That line prompted Mohr to make another effort to smooth things over. His last attempt seemed to finally thaw some of the iciness.

I’m a fan of Mohr’s comedy and don’t have a problem with him telling a Danica joke, but that one was just too easy. He can do much better. As for Danica, well, she’s notoriously thin-skinned, so you have to be delicate when dealing with her. Otherwise you’re going to end up with her giving you the “not impressed face.”

McKayla Maroney not impressed

H/T From the Marbles

Danica Patrick dishes on relationship with boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse JrDanica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are the only couple of their kind. Never before have two racers on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup circuit — to our knowledge — entered into a romantic relationship. One would think that racing against each other on the weekends while going on dinner dates during the week would be complicated, but Patrick and Stenhouse make it sound simple.

For starters, they have figured out how to consolidate space on race weekends. Patrick and Stenhouse, who were described as “inseparable” in a recent feature by USA Today Sports, use one of their motor homes at the track for living and sleeping and the other for Patrick to cook some of her best dishes.

“Does it worry me at all being together so much? No, because we’re worse apart,” Patrick told USA Today. “We’re much better together.

“I mean, we’re apart for at least four hours on Sundays. But I’m still as close as anyone can get to him that whole time.”

Patrick and Stenhouse are both ranked outside the top 20 of the Sprint Cup standings, so there’s no telling what could happen if they were ever battling each other for spots in the top 10 or had to square off in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Judging by some of the sacrifices they have made for one another, my guess is they would find a way to make it work.

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Danica Patrick knows dating Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was not a good idea

Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse JrDanica Patrick’s relationship with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has been a major story in the racing world over the past month. Patrick admitted that dating another driver is not the best idea, but she says she can’t help it.

In an interview with Men’s Health, Patrick was asked why she thought dating one of her co-workers was a good idea.

“Well, I don’t think I thought it was a good idea,” Patrick answered. “There was nothing I could do about it. You can’t tell your heart who to like and not like. It just happened.”

Patrick is aware that a breakup could lead to tension on the track, but she says she is not thinking about that.

“Yeah, okay, I know I’m setting myself up for that. But I choose not think about that possibility right now. I’m going to be positive.”

People have wondered how the relationship would affect their racing. Patrick says the two already respected each other on the track, so that will continue. In the interview, Patrick also acknowledged that she has a temper, though she says she is doing better to control it.

Patrick and Stenhouse raced in the Nationwide Series last season, and they are rookies in the Sprint Cup Series this season. The relationship was made public a few months after Patrick’s divorce from her husband was announced.

You can read Patrick’s entire interview with Men’s Health here.

H/T People

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on what he likes about girlfriend Danica Patrick: ‘She’s hot’

Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse JrIs Ricky Stenhouse Jr. the secret to Danica Patrick’s success? Or does she have a great car?

Patrick won the pole for the Daytona 500 next weekend, becoming the first woman to win the pole in NASCAR’s top division. Her lap at 196.434 mph helped her gain the pole for the Great American Race.

On Thursday, NASCAR held its media day as it prepared to open up the new season of racing. Patrick’s relationship with Stenhouse has been the talk of the sport over the past month, and Stenhouse answered questions about it.

When asked what he liked about Patrick, the back-to-back Nationwide Series winner had a simple answer: “She’s hot,” he said.

Stenhouse is 25 and a rookie in the Sprint Cup Series. Patrick, 30, is also a rookie in the Sprint Cup Series, though she has raced in it 10 times.

Patrick announced in November that she would be divorcing husband Paul Edward Hospenthal after seven years of marriage. Stenhouse and Patrick revealed last month that they are dating.

“Media day, we knew the story was going to be about us,” Stenhouse said Sunday, per Bob Pockrass of Sporting News. “That was really kind of the biggest thing going into this week. But now that we’re on the racetrack and we’ve got races under our belt, … hopefully we can talk about things on the racetrack and that’s what we’re here for.

“We’re here to race. Hopefully we can put all our focus on that and go for it.”

Stenhouse was No. 12 in qualifying.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne Dance to ‘It’s Raining Men’ (Video)

NASCAR drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne have been battling in various fun competitions throughout the year. The drivers attended a fan event for Roush Fenway Racing Thursday and ended up dancing to the song “It’s Raining Men.” Both guys are pretty young, so you figure they would be good dancers. Turns out one was much better than the other. Watch to see who won:

Ricky easily won that competition, and the best part is the guys had no idea that’s what they were getting into. As fun as it was watching the two men dance, it’s still my second favorite “It’s Raining Men” video behind this one.