Danica Patrick: I'd say yes if Ricky Stenhouse proposed

If Ricky Stenhouse Jr. popped the question to Danica Patrick, he's not going to get a "no" answer.

In a taped interview with Darrell Waltrip during Fox's prerace coverage of Saturday's Sprint Cup Series race at Texas, Waltrip asked about the answer to a possible proposal. Patrick said she would say "yes." And then when his brother, Michael, did his usual insipid tour of pit road before the race, he told Stenhouse what Danica's answer would be.

Yes, writing about Danica Patrick and a future wedding is a pretty popular story. We're fully aware of that. But we also want to take the opportunity to say that it's juuuuust a bit awkward to ask a question about a potential marriage proposal response in a nationally televised interview.

Of course Patrick is going to say yes. While she may be polarizing, she's very polished and she's not going to admit to Darrell Waltrip and the NASCAR viewing audience if she didn't see aa long-term future with her boyfriend of over two years. She's fully aware of the reaction she'd cause with an answer opposite of the one she gave.

We also guess Patrick told Stenhouse about the interview so he wasn't blindsided when told by Michael Waltrip before the race. Talk about an unneeded distraction.

We wish Patrick and Stenhouse well and they truly seem to be happy with each other. It takes a special couple to not break up over the growing of a mullet. We just also wish no one asks her about her answer to a wedding proposal until after the proposal has happened.

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