Danica Patrick Divorcing

Driver splits with husband after 7 years

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 20, 2012 5:26 PM CST

(Newser) – Racing's Danica Patrick and her husband are divorcing, reports USA Today. "I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage," she wrote on Facebook of husband Paul Hospenthal, who is 17 years her senior. The 30-year-old Patrick recently won the "most popular driver" award in NASCAR's Nationwide Series, notes AP. She moves up to NASCAR's top division (Sprint Cup) full time next year. Bleacher Report has more on the Go Daddy pitch person.

In this 2011, file photo, Danica Patrick and husband Paul Hospenthal wait for her turn to qualify at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In this 2011, file photo, Danica Patrick and husband Paul Hospenthal wait for her turn to qualify at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
Danica Patrick arrives with husband Paul Hospenthal for the Indianapolis 500 Celebration Banquet in Indianapolis in 2009.
Danica Patrick arrives with husband Paul Hospenthal for the Indianapolis 500 Celebration Banquet in Indianapolis in 2009.   (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Driver Danica Patrick is getting divorced.
Driver Danica Patrick is getting divorced.   (AP Photo/Autostock, Brian Czobat)
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