Respected NASCAR analyst says it's highly unlikely Danica Patrick ends up with this team


Rumors.

In today's internet world, rumors -- some with a grain a truth, some just made up -- spread like wildfire.

One of the hottest NASCAR rumors involved one of the hottest NASCAR couples -- Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Rumors have been spreading that the off-the-track girlfriend and boyfriend may become on-track teammates, and that Patrick could join Stenhouse at Roush Fenway Racing

When KickinTheTires asked her if she might join Stenhouse, her answer was, in part, "Ha, ha, you never know, I mean, you know ..."

It's not much different than the answer she's giving ever since she announced she was leaving Stewart-Haas Racing at the end of this season. She's looking at all option, trying to find a place that has the same passion that she has, etc.

But that's all it took. The Danica to Rousch rumors started flying.

But Bob Pockrass, one of the most (if not the most) plugged in NASCAR reporter in the country, said in a single tweet -- don't bet on it.

Now, as we know, things change. It doesn't look like this is one of those things, and it looks like Patrick will have to look elsewhere to continue her career.