Danica Patrick's relationship with NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is over

Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. had been dating since 2012. More

Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. had been dating since 2012. More

Stenhouse attended NASCAR's annual awards ceremony alone and a spokesperson for Danica Patrick confirmed the split to the Associated Press Monday morning.

One of sports' biggest power couples is no longer together.


The two have dated throughout their entire full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series careers.

Patrick and Stenhouse's relationship began just prior to their rookie Cup seasons in 2013. Stenhouse finally broke through in 2017, winning twice at Talladega and Daytona and making the second round of the playoffs. In a recent documentary directed by Hannah Storm, Patrick revealed she had some eggs frozen a couple of years ago, and that she wanted kids but wanted to be married first.

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Patrick announced November 17 she would run only the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 in 2018, then retire from racing. That led to speculation about the most high-profile couple in motorsports. She confirmed that by telling the AP: "I have a boyfriend, his name is Richard".

The 35-year-old driver hasn't commented publicly about the breakup with Stenhouse, 30. Patrick, who drove for Stewart-Haas Racing from 2013-17, has not announced which team (s) she will join to race at Daytona and Indianapolis next season.

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