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There has been as much talk about Danica Patrick’s new boyfriend, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, as there has been about her driving her final NASCAR race on Feb. 18 in the Daytona 500. So, as she took the green flag of the second race of the Can Am Duels at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 15, the Twitterverse was going nuts over a sighting of Aaron himself in Danica’s pit box.

Of course, this sighting got NASCAR fans all in a tizzy over Danica’s new romantic partner, with some even wondering if Aaron’s presence at the race had any affect on her ex-love, fellow driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

“Stenhouse drove like an a**hole tonight in Cam Am Duel No. 1 taking out two other drivers ’cause he got jealous when he saw Aaron Rodgers sitting up top of Danica’s pit box,” one fan tweeted out.

Of course, it really should not come as much of a surprise that Aaron is there, especially since this is such a big moment in Danica’s life as she prepares to wrap up her racing career. Yet, Danica sounds like she is ready to say goodbye … to her career that is.

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“I’m ready,” Danica said in a recent interview with USA Today’s “For the Win”. “The reality of it will probably be a little bit more sad than what I’m making it out to be right now, but I’m ready. And that’s where I arrived to last year. I’m totally good with it at this point. The routine just really wasn’t making me very happy anymore. Life is very short, and it’s important to do things that make you happy. So having a lot of things that are out of my control is a frustrating thing, but I realized it was time to move on and do things in my life that made me smile every day.”

And yes, from the looks of it, Aaron is making Danica smile these days.

NASCAR fans freak out over Danica Patrick’s boyfriend sighting at Daytona AP Photo/John Raoux
Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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