Danica Patrick is officially divorced.
According to ESPN, the NASCAR driver's divorce from husband Paul Hospenthal was finalized earlier this month.
According to court documents, the pair had signed a prenuptial agreement prior to marrying in 2005 and Patrick, who paid for all court costs, reportedly stated that no alimony would be necessary.
The 31-year-old driver announced her separation from Hospenthal, her husband of seven years, last November, taking to her Facebook page to share the news with fans: "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."
Patrick met Hospenthal, a physical therapist who is 17 years her senior, while undergoing treatment for a non-racing injury. He reportedly proposed on Thanksgiving Day in 2004 and the couple wed one year later.
"I don't think it was a good idea. [But] there was nothing I could do about it," Patrick told MenHhealth.com of getting into a relationship with fellow driver. "You can't tell your heart who to like and not like. It just happened."
Patrick is hardly the first well-known NASCAR racer to surprise us with news of a split. Click through the slideshow below to learn about five NASCAR stars who shocked fans with their divorce announcements.
This NASCAR legend and his wife, Brooke, split in 2002 after seven years of marriage. While she was the one who filed the paperwork and received a reported $15.3 million settlement when the split was finalized, she kept one significant memento from their marriage -- Gordon's last name. In 2010, the #24 driver got dragged into a custody dispute when his ex bestowed his last name onto a child she had with another man. Gordon is now married to model Ingrid Vandebosch, with whom he has two children.
In November 2012, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick took to Facebook to announce her plans to divorce physical therapist Paul Hospenthal after seven years of marriage. The two met back in 2002 when he was treating her for a non-racing-related hip injury. Patrick officially filed for divorce in January 2013. The split was finalized three months later in April 2013.
Seven-time NASCAR Champion Dale Earnhardt, Sr. married his first wife, Latane Brown, when he was just 17. The couple had one son together, Kerry, but divorced a year after he was born. Earnhardt embarked on his second marriage in 1971 with Brenda Gee, the daughter of NASCAR car builder Robert Gee. The couple had two children together, daughter Kelley and son Dale Jr., who went on to follow in his father's NASCAR footsteps. Like his first marriage, Earnhardt's second union ended soon after the birth of his son. Earnhardt married his third wife, Teresa in 1982 and they remained together for almost 20 years, until his death in 2001.
Former racing champ Kurt Busch announced that he was separating from his wife, Eva Bryan, in 2010 after he was spotted smooching another woman in Victory Lane -- the spot on the racetrack where the first-place driver goes to celebrate his or her victory. The former couple had been married for three years.
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France -- whose grandfather founded NASCAR over 60 years ago -- has had his fair share of divorce drama. He married and divorced his ex-wife, Megan, not once, but twice. In May 2013, the ex-couple's previously confidential divorce documents were unsealed, revealing information about France's finances, poor parenting and alleged verbal abuse towards his then-wife.