Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 11/13/14

FT. WORTH , TX - JUNE 04 : Danica Patrick speaks at a press conference during practice for the IRL IndyCar Series Bombardier Learjet 550k on June 4, 2009 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Danica Patrick’s divorce from Paul Hospenthal is official. On Jan. 3 Patrick filed to end her seven-year marriage to Hospenthal. Patrick cited an “irretrievably broken” marriage. Hospenthal did not contest the divorce making it official after a 60-day waiting period. Two months ago Patrick confirmed that she was dating fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Because the divorce was not contested, it was eligible to become official after a 60-day waiting period. According to court documents obtained Thursday by ESPN.com, the consent decree was signed by a judge on April 15 and filed two days later. Competing in her rookie season at the cup level, Patrick has made eight starts this season with a best finish of 12th at Martinsville. She has completed seven of her eight races.
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