Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse shared silent ride home after Charlotte wreck


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What happens when your significant other wrecks you during a NASCAR race?

“You don’t not talk about it because you’re riding home together,” Danica Patrick told reporters on Wednesday during a testing session at Pocono. “There’s a few silent moments for sure, many moments. I was upset. I wasn’t necessarily strictly just upset at him. He was there three wide as part of the issue.”

Patrick’s boyfriend, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, forced her up the track during Sunday’s running of the Coca-Cola 600. The two were racing three wide at the time and the move resulted in a crash that crippled the car of 2012 champion Brad Keselowski.

“I’ve always given him a lot of room and he’s done the same for me,” Patrick said. “It was just one of those situations where we’re on a restart and we’re all trying to dig for what we can.”

As racing fans could probably guess the two chucked it up to a racing move and Patrick said that all was fine at home for the two drivers who are competing in their first year on the Sprint Cup circuit.

“We’ll be fine. We’re fine,” she said. “We had a lovely day on the boat, on the lake, got a sun tan.”

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