'I think I am just finally excited to tell someone about this,' Patrick laughed, sounding almost giddy as she said the two-time Nationwide champion's middle name is Lynn and he prefers she use his first name.The couple waited until the end of Charlotte Motor Speedway's weeklong annual media tour to go public with their relationship, which started as a friendship as they raced each other the last two seasons in the Nationwide Series.While it’s not the kind of the gift most would find appropriate for a such a romantic occasion, Patrick said on Instagram that Stenhouse is “a man knows the way to my heart.”Patrick’s dedication to fitness spills over, as one would expect, to her diet, something Stenhouse said he knows all to well.“Whatever she cooks I eat,” he said. “Newman and I, between getting from Krispy Kreme to here, we had a four apiece. She said, ‘I can’t believe you ate three of those.’ She didn’t see me eat the fourth.” Ricky Stenhouse Jr., right, chopped his mullet because Danica Patrick suggested it.Patrick wrote a note to Stenhouse crew chief Mike Kelly stating: "Please let Ricky cut the mullet. -- Danica Patrick's personal life is no longer a secret -- she's dating a fellow driver.Patrick revealed to The Associated Press that she and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.After making several starts in the Barber Dodge Pro Series, she moved to the Toyota Atlantic Championship for 2003. “She doesn’t post the ones when I beat her.”MORE FROM MEDIA DAY: Part of the renovations to the couple’s home in Mooresville, N. It now has most the equipment found in Cross Fit gyms: barbells, those rubber Olympic plates known as “bumpers," kettlebells and a climbing rope.“There are definitely workouts that I’m better at and there are workouts that I excel at,” Stenhouse continued.
In 2002 Patrick started driving for Rahal Letterman Racing in the United States.
The opening to her piece, "Relationship Status: Normal-ish," is a story about her crashing into boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr.