Stenhouse beats girlfriend for top rookie title
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. quickly learned an important lesson in his
race with girlfriend Danica Patrick for NASCAR’s rookie of the year
After on-track battles between the two led to at least two
accidents, Stenhouse figured out it was best to always take the
”Battles are tough, especially when you are going against your
girlfriend,” Stenhouse said.
Stenhouse accepted the 2013 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year award
Thursday during the annual Myers Brothers awards ceremony.
The two-time Nationwide Series champion finished 19th in the Cup
standings, while Patrick finished 27th.
”We’ve had a few run-ins, which resulted in one really quiet
ride home,” Stenhouse said. ”And I learned real quick that if
there’s a question it could be my fault, it’s better to go ahead
and just apologize and get it over with.
”But all in all, we had a lot of fun this year.”