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Love at the Racetrack: NASCAR Couples

Love at the Racetrack: NASCAR Couples

Associated Press

When most people think of NASCAR, they picture speeding cars, close calls, and thrilling races.

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And maybe NASCAR doesn't conjure up feelings of romance for most fans, but perhaps it should. The Associated Press recently reported that Danica Patrick was "almost giddy" with excitement when she announced news of her relationship with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., but she's probably not the only one. Several prominent drivers proudly share their achievements with their loved ones while the whole world watches.

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As many of them gear up for the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 24, we're taking a look at the drivers who have some of fastest moves, both on and off the racetrack. Check them out:

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Jimmie Johnson

In 2002, Jimmie Johnson was introduced to model Chandra Janway by NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon. They married in 2004.

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Greg Biffle

Greg and Nicole Biffle were married in 2007. They welcomed their first child, Emma Elizabeth, in 2011.

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Matt Kenseth

Matt Kenseth and wife Katie both hail from Cambridge, Wisconsin. They wed in 2000 and currently live in North Carolina with their children and four cats.

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Kevin Harvick

Kevin and DeLana Harvick both share a passion for racing. The two met at the Michigan Speedway in 2000 when she was doing PR work for racecar driver Randy LaJoie. They married in 2001.

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Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin and longtime girlfriend Jordan Fish recently welcomed a daughter, Taylor James, in January 2013.

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A.J. Allmendinger

Allmendinger is married to Canadian model Lynn Kushnirenko. They wed in 2007.

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Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon married his second wife, Belgian model Ingrid Vandebosch, in 2007. They had been dating for three years.

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Kyle Busch

Since late 2010, Kyle Busch has been married to Samantha Sarcinella.

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Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards married Katherine Downey, a doctor specializing in traumatic brain injuries, in 2009.

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