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Danica Patrick Divorce: NASCAR Driver Files For Divorce From Husband Paul Hospenthal (REPORT)

01/14/2013 07:04 pm ET | Updated Jan 14, 2013

NASCAR driver Danica Patrick has officially filed for divorce from husband Paul Hospenthal, according to documents obtained by Sporting News.

"My marriage is irretrievably broken and there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation," the 30-year-old wrote in the divorce documents filed in Arizona on Jan. 3.

Patrick first announced her plans to divorce Hospenthal, a physical therapist, on Facebook in November 2012.

"I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage," she wrote. "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."

According to the documents, the couple has a prenuptial agreement and neither side is asking for alimony. That's good news for Patrick, who is worth a reported $18 million.

Patrick tied the knot with Hospenthal -- who is 17 years her senior -- in 2005. The pair met in 2002 when he was treating her for a hip injury. They have no children.

Patrick isn't the first NASCAR superstar to call it quits with her spouse. Click through the slides below for five others who did the same.

Famous NASCAR Divorces

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