Posted November 20, 2012

Danica Patrick divorcing husband Paul Hospenthal

Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick announced that she was divorcing her husband, Paul Hospenthal (left). The two had been married for seven years. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Danica Patrick said on Tuesday that she and her husband, Paul Hospenthal, were ending their seven-year marriage. Patrick made the announcement on her Facebook page:

“I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage. This isn’t easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this. He has been an important person and friend in my life and that’s how we will remain moving forward.”

Hospenthal is a physical therapist; the two met when he was treating Patrick for a nonracing injury. Patrick is 17 years younger than Hospenthal–she turned 30 in March. The couple married in 2005.

Patrick just completed her first full NASCAR season. She finishing 10th in Nationwide points and broke Sara Christian’s 1949 record for the highest-finishing female driver in the history of NASCAR’s three national series.


She looks pretty PO'd at him in that pic by the way.


He forgot how to get under her hood.  If you peak, you win dude.  Sounds like he peaked out a few years ago.