This image provided by the Professional Bull Riders shows Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., center, during the championship round of the Winston-Salem Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough series Saturday Jan. 19, 2013. Patrick revealed to The Associated Press Friday Jan. 25, 2013 she and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are a couple, ending widespread speculation about the nature of their relationship. (AP Photo/Professional Bull Riders, Andy Watson )The Associated Press
Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. talks to the media at a news conference during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)The Associated Press
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Danica Patrick's now-public personal life is a popular topic at Daytona International Speedway.
And there are varying opinions on how much attention, if any, Patrick's admission should get.
Patrick told The Associated Press she and fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are a couple, ending widespread speculation about the nature of their relationship. Patrick and Stenhouse waited until the end of a weeklong media tour to confirm they are dating.
Reaction ranged from well wishes to "oh, well." The news also prompted plenty of jokes Friday.
NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer wants to know: "Who gets the (track) position getting into the corner? 'You go. No, you go. No, no, you go.' Who gets that position? There's a lot of give and take in a relationship."