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Danica Patrick and Paul Hospenthal Are Parting Ways

Submitted by on November 21, 2012 – 11:20 am Comments

Danica Patrick is divorcing her husband of seven years Paul Hospenthal. Guess, the seven-year-itch got to the couple. “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,” the racing star wrote on her Facebook page. “He has been an important person and friend in my life and that’s how we will remain moving forward”.

For the uninitiated, Danica Patrick is an auto racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—she is the only woman to win a race in the IndyCar Series and holds the highest finish (third place) by a woman at the Indianapolis 500. She competed in the series from 2005 to 2011. In 2012 she competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and occasionally in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. For the 2013 season, Danica is driving full time in the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevy for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Sprint Cup Series and a limited Nationwide Series schedule for a team that is TBA.

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Patrick made her acting debut in the February 10, 2010 episode of CSI: NY where she played a racing driver suspected of murder. Patrick also voiced herselfin The Simpsons episode “How Munched is That Birdie in the Window?”  She also appeared in Jay-Z’s music video “Show Me What You Got,” where she drove a Pagani Zonda Roadster. She also drove the 1969 Camaro SS in the music video for “Fastest Girl in Town”, a single by American recording artist Miranda Lambert. Patrick was featured on the cover of the June 6, 2005 issue of Sports Illustrated, making her the first Indianapolis 500 driver on the cover since Al Unser, in victory lane, following his upset fourth victory in 1987.

After her participation in the 2005 Indianapolis 500, she was asked by Playboy to have her pictures taken to be published in a future edition of its magazine. She declined the offer, but she did participate in a “20 Questions” interview with Jason Buhrmester for the magazine’s July 2007 issue. Patrick married Paul Edward Hospenthal, 17 years her senior, who had previously been her physical therapist while she was recovering from a yoga injury. She converted to Catholicism upon marrying Hospenthal in 2005.

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