Credit: LupusLA Photo: Bachelorette's Arie Luyendyk Gets Close to DWTS' Karina Smirnoff

Arie Luyendyk, Jr. took his name out of the running to be the next Bachelor, choosing race cars over romance, but maybe he can have both — and dancing! The Bachelorette Season 8 runner-up got, ahem, very comfortable (watch those hands, mister!) with Dancing With the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff in a promotional poster for the 4th annual Celebrity Poker Tournament and Party, held September 13 to benefit LupusLA.

Arie shared a version of the cozy shot on Webstagram, adding, “Stare down with Karina Smirnoff last night.. #TeachMeHowToDance.”

What do you think? Perfect couple for next spring’s DWTS Season 16? If Helio Castroneves can do DWTS twice — winning Season 5 and now returning for Season 15 All-Stars — then fellow IndyCar racer Arie can enlist for sequin duty at least once.

Besides, last we checked, Arie and Karina are both single … right?

Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars will premiere on Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Check out the full All-Stars cast list here.

Source: Webstagram, @DWTSGossip

Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.

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