Danica Patrick Divorcing

Driver splits with husband after 7 years
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2012 5:26 PM CST
Danica Patrick Divorcing
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)

(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. (Read more Danica Patrick stories.)

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