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As the youngest driver in NASCAR history, Joey Logano would likely have his choice of just about any woman south of the Mason Dixon line. In a move that corresponds well to playing this wide open field, Logano is notoriously quiet about his personal life. So this begs the question: who is Joey Logano's girlfriend, or does he just play it up as a young, rich, famous NASCAR driver? In an interview with ESPN Magazine in 2009, Logano did acknowledge that he had a new girlfriend (who got his family's seal of approval in fact), but Logano refused to giver the interviewer her name. In the article Logano acknowledges meeting his unnamed girlfriend at an event, but gave nothing further.
Of course, the internet and NASCAR Nation wanted to know more. AllLeftTurns.com since identified Joey Logano's girlfriend as Sabrina Simpson, after the article, and she was seen at a number of races and promotional events. After having been seen at Logano's side regularly for a couple years, her appearances have slowed down dramatically since 2012, leading most people to assume that the couple has broken up. There is no information supporting their relationship status one way or another. We know they at one point had a bulldog together, .
With Daytona upon us (and my brother calling Logano his sleeper pick), we'll keep an eye on things today to see if we see a new woman with Logano, or if Simpson makes a surprise re-appearance.
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We're always torn when we write posts like this. Do we title this one "Danica Patrick's boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse," or do we title it "Ricky Stenhouse's girlfriend Danica Patrick." I mean, let's think about it: the subject of the post should be the bigger success. If thinking about it in terms of racing feat, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. would take the title hands down after repeating as NASCAR Nationwide Champion in 2011 and 2012. He's the heavy favorite to bring home the NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year in 2013 (though will likely have to square off with his girlfriend for that title).
Danica Patrick on the other hand has taken over the racing world for breaking the gender barrier. While racing success has yet to follow, she's a major star off the track. I think it's safer to make her the subject of the post, and for now at least, feel pretty comfortable going with Danica Patrick's boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
For once, we seem to have some concrete information about a relationship. Just a few weeks after filing for divorce from husband Paul Hospenthal, Danica Patrick was not shy to announce that she is dating Ricky Stenhouse Jr. After a few weeks of rumors about the two, Danica announced the relationship in an interview with the Associated Press on January 25, 2013, saying “I have a boyfriend, his name is Richard."
Danica was quick to crack a joke about it, heading to Twitter to say:
Thanks everyone for all of your nice messages, and the bump drafting jokes are cracking me up! Let the fun begin.
So there you have it. For once, someone actually says something, and we for one think that's a hell of a lot healthier than letting rumors spread. So Danica Patrick is dating Ricky Stenhouse Jr.... OK,... we can move on and stop speculating. See how simple that was? We wish the rest of pro sports could follow this lead.
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Brad Keselowski is on top of the NASCAR world. After taking home the Sprint Cup Championship earlier this week, the only thing Brad Keselowski doesn't have is the girlfriend to celebrate with.
We previously told you all about Brad Keselowski's girlfriend Crystal Lohman, but the two split up earlier this year. We've since heard nothing in the lady department other than the comments that Brad himself has made about one woman in particular: Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Ah yes,... Jennifer Love Hewitt. The object of every dude currently aged 26-34's desire in high school from her ridiculous run at the top of the teen age movie genre from like 1996 to somewhere around 2002 when everyone stopped being able to buy that she was a senior in high school in her movies. She's since gone on to star in TV shows, but lost a few viewers similar to guys like us in the process.
Now, this puzzle truly does fit together. Brad Keselowski is obsessed with Jennifer Love Hewitt, and I'm not talking out of school here, because he's the first to admit it. He's talked on dozens of blogs, and interviews about his crush on JLH, and how it remains strong despite her climbing into her mid 30's.
In an interview with SB Nation, Keselowski is asked the "hot chick," he'd most like to meet:
BK: Jennifer Love Hewitt. She's kind of getting a little past her prime, I understand that. But I always had this big crush on her when I was younger. I just wanted to meet her once.
Dale Jr. and I were talking about this exact topic once – it was an 'enjoying the sponsor' conversation. This same exact topic came up: 'Who would you want to meet?'
I said, 'Jennifer Love Hewitt,' and he said, 'Oh, I met her!' I really about punched him in the face. That was that moment.
He said, 'Yeah, I had the same crush on her.' I said, 'No fucking way, man! You're kidding, right? What'd you say!? What'd you do!?' He said, 'I didn't say a word to her.'
I'm like, 'What!? You didn't say a word? Nothing?' He said, 'Naw, man. I just won the (Nationwide) championship, I was at the banquet, and people were like, 'Hey, meet this person, meet that person.' It was one of those settings where you see someone, but you don't really meet someone. You just shake their hand and say hi.'
Once he said that, I understood why he didn't say anything to her. That's kind of one of the worst parts about this deal. I see a lot of people, but I don't really meet a lot of people. Whether that's fans or celebrities."
So let's make this happen. Little E got to meet JLH after winning the Nationwide, so let's make it happen for The Champion Brad Keselowski after his Sprint Cup title. Hell, let's see if we can get Jennifer to go on a date with Brad,... away from a sponsor event. Let's give him a leg up on Junior.
NASCAR fans are rabid. Let's start a movement to make sure this happens for the champ.