Young driver fawns over Danica; Stenhouse reacts

October 28, 2013, Staff report,

Ryan Blaney initiates Danica dialogue on Twitter to hilarious results

Oh, sweet, young Ryan Blaney.

Blaney has accomplished plenty in his 19 years of living, including a pair of NASCAR national series victories in 2013, but he may have learned a hard life lesson Monday.

His sister, Emma Blaney, tweeted that upon being told to "Google Ryan Blaney's girlfriend", she discovered a picture of herself in the results. The chain of tweets that followed offered a bit of comedic gold, easily brightening a dreary Monday for many of us.

From Ryan Blaney smooth-talking Danica Patrick, to boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s response, follow the timeline below to see how the hilarity unfolded.

Harmless so far, until a fan prodded Blaney to admit that he might have a crush on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver.


Phew. That could have gotten ugly. Fortunate for Blaney, the jovial Stenhouse took it in stride. Still, with all three series in town at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, it was enough for Blaney to jokingly plead to Stenhouse to not hurt him.

Last season's Nationwide Series champion, Stenhouse is entered in Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, as well as Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race, the AAA Texas 500.

Could he go for the trifecta and be a last-minute addition to the entry list for the Camping World Truck Series race just to spook out Blaney?

We'll see.

UPDATE: Just in case there was any confusion, Blaney sent this tweet out hours after the original conversation.