He may have just gotten out of a long-term relationship with Danica Patrick late last year, but NASCAR star Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was determined to to not spend Valentine’s Day alone.
Ricky recently shared an photograph of himself chauffeuring around a lady. But who could it be? Has he moved on from the heartache caused by his recent breakup from Danica?
Nah, it was just his mom.
“Bring your mom to work day #daytona500mediaday with mom. #happyvalentinesday,” Ricky captioned the cute selfie featuring himself in the front of a car with his mom grinning from the backseat.
Some of Ricky’s fans took the opportunity to remind him of what a sweet boy he is.
“Aww your [sic] so sweet. Mommy’s [sic] are the best,” whitneylh08 said.
And a few other fans seemed more bitter about the breakup than Ricky himself!
“That’s an improvement on your arm Stenzilla,” said b.millerohboy.
“Hope you have the strength to at least say something to D before it’s too late,” said ajrun1990. “This fake philosophy crap she puts up is such a front. Hearing her talk about your relationship even in the last month, you can tell she still loves you.”
One user said that Ricky’s mom is “way better than @danicapatrick,” and congratulated him on “kicking her to the curb.”
Last month, Ricky was one of the many popular drivers that faced a bevy of reporters during NASCAR media day, all of whom had plenty of questions about the season ahead.
But many reporters also asked Ricky about his ex-love and fellow racer Danica. Fans will recall that the two were quite the couple for five years before confirming they had broken up in December of 2017. And now, Danica has confirmed that she is dating NFL great and Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers, as reported by Rare Country earlier this year.
“I don’t think I’ll race any differently,” he said during an interview with NASCAR.com on Jan. 23 at the NASCAR Media Tour when asked if he would race Danica any differently when they share the track together at the Daytona 500. “I try to respect everybody around me, especially at speedway races. You don’t want to put somebody in a bad spot because you’ll put everybody in a bad spot. I’ll go out and race just like I’m racing everybody else and see how it plays out. Heck, when we first started racing we got in crashes anyway. So it is what it is. I’ll just go compete as hard as I can. I plan on putting myself in position to win the race.”
The Daytona 500 airs on Sunday, Feb. 18 beginning at 1:30 p.m. on FOX.