Dale jr and danica patrick dating

17-Mar-2016 02:46 by 8 Comments

Dale jr and danica patrick dating

What annoys me about this story is how NASCAR is starting to fall in the trap other sports have -- where the people writing about the sport actually care about his type of off-track nonsense. First the media is silly for asking about this sort of topic in the first place.This isn't Entertainment Tonight; we should not care who's dating who. Maybe if she was dating a member of the France family it would be relevant, as that could lead to favoritism. And Patrick and Stenhouse are silly for announcing it under the guise of avoiding speculation during the season.

Learn about the hidden motives and reasons for the things that happen in NASCAR, from the drivers to the team owners.Or will Clint Bowyer or another newcomer take the crown?There's bound to be lots of drama and excitement along the way, and I'll be there through it all with the rest of you enjoying it all.Danica said her rationale for announcing the relationship was as follows: "As opposed to speculation and people making up their own stories or talking amongst themselves or us feeling uncomfortable walking into each other's (motorhomes) moving forward, or around our teams or anything, it's just easier to be up front and get it out of the way then to have any kind of awkward speculation." Maybe that's true to some extent, but I also think she doesn't mind the publicity it brings her.And realistically, if they didn't answer the questions, no legitimate NASCAR writer would ever write that they were dating.The fact that the media was even interested in this topic is quite annoying to me as a journalist.

Also annoying is the decision made by Patrick (and presumably Stenhouse too) to go ahead and make the announcement.Keep in mind that I'm not judging anyone involved here.Quite the opposite actually: I don't care if Danica is married or divorced; if she's dating or not dating; She could be dating Lady Gaga and I wouldn't care.Bringing this kind of silly storyline into the national discussion is so unnecessary, it's beyond words.Date who you want, but don't waste my time by announcing it.But for now, it's still the offseason, and with the offseason comes silliness in bunches (remember Kasey Kahne's breastfeeding comments last year? This week, with the media tour, silliness was everywhere, most notably in the form of Danica Patrick's dating announcement.