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Danica Patrick only has two more races left in her racing career as she will participate in the Daytona 500 and Indy 500 this year.

Patrick still has a high profile off the track, and her new relationship with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers should only boost her popularity even further.

Kevin Harvick was asked about Patrick’s new relationship by TMZ Sports, and he said while dating Rodgers won’t make her a better driver, it will make her more popular.

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Not many drivers gain popularity AFTER they retire, but Patrick could be in position to do just that with her relationship with Rodgers.

Patrick has also been promoting her new fitness book, and she could easily find avenues like that to stay in the news and to keep getting exposure.

Even if she doesn’t perform at a high level at Daytona or at the Indy 500, racing fans probably haven’t heard the last of Patrick.

Danica Patrick is about to get even more popular, and there’s one big reason why Tim Bradbury/Getty Images
Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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