Danica Patrick is getting divorced

Danica Patrick and Paul Hospenthal are getting divorced after seven years of marriage.

Patrick announced the news on her Facebook page Tuesday afternoon saying,”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” she said.

“He has been an important person and friend in my life and that’s how we will remain moving forward.”

Patrick and Hospenthal have no children but have lived together in Arizona. He preferred to stay out of the spotlight but has been alongside her during her IndyCar career and through her transition into NASCAR.

Patrick finished 10th in Nationwide series point standings for JR Motorsports in her first full season in NASCAR.

In 10 starts with Stewart Haas Racing in the Sprint Cup Series, her best effort was posted at Phoenix where she finished 17th. She moves to Sprint Cup full time in 2013.

The news comes just one day after Patrick was voted “Most Popular Driver” in the Nationwide Series.

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