Who is ex-racing driver Danica Sue Patrick, bio, age, height, husband, relationships, kids and net worth

Who is ex-racing driver Danica Sue Patrick, bio, age, height, husband, relationships, kids and net worth

Danica Patrick is an American former auto racing driver and the first female to win an IndyCar Series race, find out more about her net worth and other details below

Back in 2008, “Bloomberg Businessweek” ranked her as the 50th most powerful person in the world of sports.

Who is ex-racing driver Danica Sue Patrick, bio, age, height, husband, relationships, kids, Instagram and net worth

Interestingly, Danica is often regarded as a sex symbol and she has graced the covers of “FHM,” “Sports Illustrated,” as well as “ESPN” magazine.

Danica Patrick bio

Danica Sue Patrick is an American former professional racing driver who was born on March 25, 1982, in Beloit, Wisconsin. She was born to Beverly Anna, and Terry Joseph Patrick Jr. She was raised in Roscoe, Illinois, and was a cheerleader at Hononegah Community High School. Danica has a sister named Brooke Patrick.

The former racer is arguably one of the most successful women in the history of American open-wheel car racing. She is notably renowned for her victory at the 2008 Indy Japan 300, as she is the only woman to win an IndyCar Series race.

Age and height

Danica is currently 42 years old and stands at a height of 5 ft 1 in (1.57 m).


Danica Patrick is a citizen of the United States of America.

Net worth

Danica Patrick has an estimated net worth of around $80 million.


Profession and career

Danica Patrick is a former race car driver as well as an athlete, spokesperson, and model. She started out her racing career by karting at Sugar River Raceway in Brodhead, Wisconsin. She then travelled across the Midwest, competing in various karting competitions. Danica won a total of ten regional titles and the World Karting Association Grand National Championship. In

Later in 1996, Danica dropped out of high school and joined the Lyn St. James Foundation Driver Development program in England. Despite facing a lot of challenges due to the fact that she was both American and female in the racing scene, she managed to overcome them all. Danica Patrick had the moral support of three-time Formula One world champion Jackie Stewart, and financial backing from the Ford Motor Company.

After spending three years in the UK, she returned to the U.S. in 2001 after scholarship funding dried up. She signed with Rahal-Letterman Racing in 2002 and later went on to be named Rookie of the Year for both the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series season.  Patrick peaked during the 2008 season when she won sixth overall in drivers’ standings and finished the season at a career-high third place at the Indianapolis 500.

By 2010, her overall stance started declining and eventually left IndyCar after the 2011 season, focusing on stock car racing. Patrick started racing stock cars in 2010 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. She also competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and became just the second woman in history to clinch a pole position. She went on to win various awards over the years and by the 2017 season, she stopped racing full-time. After competing at the 2018 Daytona 500 and the 2018 Indianapolis 500, she finally announced her official retirement from racing.


Other Pursuits

Besides racing, Danica also made her foray into acting with a debut in a 2010 episode of “CSI: NY”. Danica also hosted several TV specials on Spike TV and was featured in the 2005 documentary titled “Girl Racers.” Notably, Patrick has also voiced herself in “The Simpsons” episode titled “How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?” back in 2010.

Patrick has appeared in many commercials, appeared on a competitive cooking show, worked as a booth analyst, made cameo roles in music videos, and even featured in a weekly podcast titled “Pretty Intense.”

Besides acting, Patrick published her autobiography titled, “Danica: Crossing the Line,” back in 2006. Several years later in December 2017, she released her second book, titled “Pretty Intense.” Danica Patrick also owns her own brand of wine called Somnium, with the vineyard located in St. Helena, California, near the Howell Mountain AVA. Patrick also owns her own athleisure collection called Warrior.


During the peak of her racing career, Danica earned around $10 million per year from her salary/winnings and brand endorsements. She had brand endorsement deals with top brands like Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Nationwide Insurance, Tissot, and GoDaddy.


Marriage and relationships

Patrick married her physical therapist, named Paul Edward Hospenthal back in 2005 after previously meeting three years earlier from a hip injury yoga session. However, the couple got divorced seven years later, and she has since dated several other guys.

She was once romantically linked to fellow Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year candidate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. before being dating NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers from February 2018 to July 2020. Later in 2021, Danica started dating American businessman Carter Comstock but parted ways in 2022. She is currently single and unmarried and doesn’t have any children.

Danica Patrick career earnings

Danica Patrick has earned the following throughout her career:

Year Competition Earnings
2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup $893.7 Thousand
2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup $3.4 Million
2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup $1.1 Million
Total Earnings $5.4 Million

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