Patrick and Stenhouse waited until the end of a week-long media tour to confirm they are dating. Added defending Indy Car champion Ryan Hunter-Reay: "I wish them all the best.
Reaction ranged from well wishes to "oh, well." The news also prompted plenty of jokes in the garage and in the grandstands."Who gets the [track] position getting into the corner? It'll be an interesting side note to watch them compete against one another.
She currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. In 2013, she became the first female NASCAR driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole, turning in the fastest qualifying lap since 1990—qualifying for the Daytona 500.
Her eighth place in the 2013 Daytona 500 is the highest finish for a woman in the Daytona 500.
She holds the IRL record for most consecutive races running at the finish: as of October 2, 2011, she had completed 50 consecutive in the running (besting the record by 18). After attending the Women in the Winner's Circle Driver Development Academy, she was a guest of Lyn St. racing in British national series events against drivers including future Formula One world champion Jenson Button.