Each week, TicketForce brings you the latest news on one of four industries: racing, sports, music or theatre. This week’s #racingwrap features the Rookie of the Year competition, or lack thereof, between Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and his girlfriend Danica Patrick.
One would assume that two well-known racers both up for Rookie of the Year would have quite the rivalry going on, especially if those two racers are dating. For Stenhouse and Patrick, that is not the case.
“We just each go out and do our job each and every week, try to capitalize on the good cars that we have, try to get good finishes out of a not‑so‑good weekend like we did at Watkins Glen,’’ Stenhouse explained. “We don't keep up with it, don’t talk about the Rookie of the Year. We talk about how the race tracks have changed throughout the weekend, things like that.”
Stenhouse even stated that he isn’t sure how many points he has in the Rookie of the Year standings. Well, in case you’re interested, Stenhouse holds a 10-point edge over Patrick. The numbers are in Stenhouse’s favor, despite Patrick beating him in the Daytona 500 at both Martinsville Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.
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