NASCAR Indianapolis Auto RacingIt seems as if NASCAR’s Danica Patrick has moved on just a few months after announcing that her and her husband of seven years would be divorcing.  The papers were filed on January 3rd of this year and they cited a marriage which was “irretrievably broken.”  Danica is now dating fellow NASCAR driver, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Danica confirmed the news to Jenna Fryer of the Associated Press:

“I have a boyfriend, his name is Richard, I think I am just finally excited to tell someone about this.”

“We are dating, and I know there’s been a bit of a runaround this week at the media days and poor Ricky got grilled (with questions),” she said. “It was out of respect to NASCAR, to all the manufacturers, the new cars, the teams, the sponsors, just to allow the news of the day to be about racing and not let anything interfere with that. So, it’s Friday now, so that’s why we waited until the end of the week to be up front about each other.”

Stenhouse also confirmed the relationship:

“Yes we are dating,” he said. “I don’t normally say too much about my private life, always been focused on the track. I didn’t want to confirm at media day so that we could keep the focus on the season, the Gen-6 (car), my sponsors and team. That’s what it’s all about for me.”