Oh, and the defending Xfinity Series also is considered a rising star.(Patrick Smith/Getty Images)Blaney, 21, is another NASCAR protege destined for stardom.

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Kahne, 35, has always been one of NASCAR's most popular drivers among female fans.

Allstate, his former sponsor, even did a series of commercials with women fawning over him.

said Danica Patrick will "chill out" following her expletive-ridden tirade at the driver of the No. 10 car on Lap 206, driving her into the wall."F--k 88," Patrick said to her team, per Troy Machir of Sporting News. But I went into that corner and mashed the brakes to the floor. I don’t like running into Danica because it gets a little too much attention, but I’m sorry for that.

88 car following their incident in Saturday's Quaker State 400. I pumped it three times all the way to the floor and then ran into her. Earnhardt, who is currently fourth in the Sprint Cup standings, wound up finishing 21st. She has not had a top-10 finish in a points race since NASCAR's trip to Bristol Motor Speedway in April.

Earnhardt proposed to her on a European vacation in 2015 at a German church Earnhardt’s ancestors had attended 300 years ago.

Both Earnhardt and Reimann were mostly quiet on social media on the day of their wedding, though Earnhardt did tweet: “Thanks for the well wishes and kind comments.

It's highly likely those struggles played a part in her lashing out at Earnhardt, who gave Patrick her first break in stock-car racing at JR Motorsports in 2010.

Either way, with two of the most high-profile names in racing involved, don't expect this story to die down anytime soon.

married longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann in a New Year’s Eve ceremony Saturday night at a North Carolina winery.

Earnhardt, who was voted NASCAR’s most popular driver for a 14th straight year last month, began dating Reimann in 2009.

Patrick posted an Instagram photo stating that she had caught Reimann’s bouquet.