Kevin Harvick pokes fun at Danica-Stenhouse romance

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 16: Drivers Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. leave a rookie meeting prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 16:  Drivers Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. leave a rookie  meeting prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 16: Drivers Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. leave a rookie meeting prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

DAYTONA  BEACH Fla – The romance of NASCAR drivers Dancia Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has been the talk of the NASCAR community since the news was revealed in January. This week as preparations for next Sunday’s Daytona 500 got underway the couple has again stolen the spotlight.

That fact wasn’t lost on driver Kevin Harvick. Saturday night Harvick won his third Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway in his last five starts. But his first comments after winning weren’t about the win.

“I think the biggest thing is how are we going to get Danica and Ricky on the front page tomorrow?” Harvick said laughing after he was asked about his win. “I missed all you guys (media) because you were all busy being TMZ the other day. So now you all have to talk to me and I can be a complete prick.” MORE>>>

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