Karl Malone picks up, cradles Danica Patrick for photo

Ex-NBA great Karl Malone was the Grand Marshall for Saturday’s race at the Texas Motor Speedway, and while at the pre-race drivers meeting, he and Danica Patrick wanted to take a quick photo. Problem was, she was a little too short compared to him, so she first jumped on a chair to make up for the height difference.

Malone had a better idea, scooping Danica up and cradling her as the other drivers all had a big laugh. Her boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was right there, but only gave a little smile…

Jeff Gluck of USA Today writes: ‘When the meeting started, though, NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton made a keen observation: It was a good thing the “Mailman” wasn’t driving a car in tonight’s race; otherwise, Stenhouse might put him in the wall.’

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