Former full-time NASCAR driver Danica Patrick has confirmed she is dating Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. According to ESPN, the longtime Chevy athlete confirmed in a press conference that her and the two time NFL MVP were indeed dating following rumors the two had gotten together. Patrick recently ended a relationship with fellow NASCAR racer Ricky Stenhouse Jr., while Rodgers split from actress Olivia Munn last year following a three-year relationship. Patrick, an Illinois native, is a Bears fan, but said she’d be cheering for Green Bay now.
“Now I am probably going to cheer for the whole team,” Patrick told ESPN. “Take out the word ‘probably.’ Now I’m going to cheer for the whole team.”
Patrick announced she would step away from her full-time NASCAR late last year. The former Stewart-Haas driver has expressed an interest in running both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500 in 2018, but so far, a ride hasn’t materialized. She had previously been linked to Indy and Daytona rides with Chip Ganassi Racing, which fields cars in both series, but CGR president Steve Lauletta said last week the talks had fallen through.
“We’re not talking any longer,’’ Lauletta said. “I think it would have made sense, and we did have conversations if she wanted to run in both races, the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, and ultimately we couldn’t come to a solution that worked for both of us.”
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There is still hope for Patrick to do the so-called ‘Danica Double’ in 2018, and it’s understood her team may be speaking to other racing organizations apart from CGR.