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Danica and Her Valentine in Daytona Glare

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The first dozen questions posed to Danica Patrick on Valentine's Day (also known in some less romantic circles as Daytona 500 Media Day) focused on her new beau, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Most of them went like this:

"Ricky likes to drive sideways, what if he collides with you?"

"He better have a really good, 'I'm sorry,' " Patrick said, laughing along with a gaggle of reporters. "I got a feeling that PR is sweating their butts off over there."

There were no outward signs of stress for the Sprint Cup Series rookie as she made her first public appearance since announcing last month that she and Stenhouse were dating.

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