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Danica Patrick is a retired American professional racing driver. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing her victory in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only win by a woman in an IndyCar Series race. She first drove in the IndyCar Series with Rahal Letterman Racing in 2005 and took three pole positions, equaling Tomas Scheckter’s record of poles in a rookie season. Danica was named the Rookie of the Year for both the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series. She became the first woman to win a Cup Series pole position by setting the fastest qualifying lap for the 2013 Daytona 500, finishing eighth. Patrick bested Janet Guthrie’s record for the most top-ten finishes by a woman in the Sprint Cup Series. Patrick stopped racing full-time after the 2017 season, but competed at the 2018 Daytona 500 and the 2018 Indianapolis 500 before officially retiring.

Birth Name

Danica Sue Patrick

Nickname

Dani

Profession

Professional Racing Driver, Model

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Danica Patrick was born on the 25th of March 1982, in Beloit, Wisconsin, United States.

Age

She’s currently 41 years old.

Sun Sign

Aries

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Christian

Education

Patrick went to the Hononegah Community High School in Rockton. She eventually dropped out of high school. However, she did manage to earn her GED certification. She also took classes at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley.

Family Details

  • Father – Terry Joseph Patrick Jr. (Drives Danica’s motor coach and manages her website and merchandise trailer)
  • Mother – Beverly Ann Patrick (Manages Danica’s business affairs)
  • Siblings – Brooke Patrick (Younger Sister)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Danica Patrick has dated –

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  • Paul Edward Hospenthal (2004-2013) – In 2004, Danica started going out with physical therapist Paul Edward Hospenthal. In 2005, they got married in a small and romantic ceremony. In November 2012, Patrick took to her Facebook page to reveal that they were going to end their 7 years old marriage. Their divorce was finalized in 2013.
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2012-2017) – In 2012, Patrick started going out with the professional racing driver, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.. In December 2017, her representative released a public statement revealing that they were no longer together. The rumors of their breakup had been circulating for a month and were further fired up after he attended NASCAR’s annual awards all alone in November.

  • Aaron Rodgers (2018-Present) – In 2012, Danica met the American Football player, Aaron Rodgers for the first time but they didn’t start dating for some time. They revealed about their relationship publicly in January 2018. They are going strong ever since.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 158 cm
  • In meters – 1.58 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 48 kg
  • In Pounds – 106 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-26-36
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32D

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Hazel

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 6.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Being the most successful woman in the American open-wheel racing discipline.

Professional Race Debut

In 2005, Danica made her IndyCar competitive debut season. She made her Formula Vauxhall Winter Series debut (1998) and she first competed in the Formula Ford Championship (2000).

Television Debut

In October 2003, Patrick made her first TV show appearance on the comedy talk show, Last Call with Carson Daly.

Brand Endorsements

She has done endorsement work for the following brands- Secret deodorant, Honda Civic Coupe, GoDaddy.com, PEAK, TaxACT, The C Foundation, Coca-Cola, Hostess’ Twinkies snack cakes and The Twinkie Cookbook, Motorola electronics, AirTran, ESPN’s SportsCenter, Mr. Clean Windshield Wash and Wiper Blades product, Meijer Stores, Tissot watches, Samsonite luggage, Argent Mortgage, Marquis Jet, Sprint Palm Pre, Kaenon Polarized, Izod, Boost Mobile, O*P*I’s GelColor nail polishes, Health Sciences USA, Inc.’s Six Star Pro Nutrition, Talladega Superspeedway, Nationwide Insurance, DIRECTV & Aspen Dental.

Danica Patrick Net worth

Danica Patrick has a total net worth of $80 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Danica Patrick

  • In 1992, at the age of 10, she began go-karting with her sister, in Wisconsin.
  • At the age of 16, she moved to Milton Keynes, England, in order to advance her racing career.
  • During a three-year period, she competed in Formula Ford and Formula Vauxhall, and was placed second in Britain’s Formula Ford Festival, the highest finish by an American in the event.
  • In 2002, Patrick made a deal with Rahal-Letterman Racing and achieved moderate success in the next two years. She was a consistent finisher on the podium but never won a race during that period.
  • In 2005, she competed in the Indianapolis 500 and finished fourth, achieving the highest ever finish by a female driver at the Indy 500. The same year, she also won her first pole position and became only the second woman to do so in the IndyCar Series.
  • In 2006, she was included in the People Magazine‘s list featuring 100 Most Beautiful People.
  • In 2006, Danica was placed on the #42 spot by the FHM magazine in the list featuring 100 Sexiest Women in the World.
  • In May 2006, she published her autobiography, Danica: Crossing the Line.
  • In 2007, she was placed on the 69th spot in the Hot 100 list compiled by Maxim magazine. She slipped to #91 on the following year’s list.
  • In 2008, she was the winner at Twin Ring Motegi in the Indy Japan 300. Overall, she finished the 2008 IndyCar Series season in sixth place, the highest championship finish among American drivers for the season.
  • In 2008, she became the first woman to win an IndyCar race and created history.
  • In 2009, she impressed everybody at the Indianapolis 500 by finishing at the third position in the event.
  • In 2011, she competed part-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series driving for JR Motorsports. She set racing history again, finishing 4th in the Sam’s Town 300 Nationwide Series Race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
  • In 2013, she won the pole position for the Daytona 500 and also became the first woman to ever win a pole in a Sprint Cup race. She also drove for Turner Scott Motorsports part-time in the Nationwide Series.
  • In 2013, Patrick won the time trials at the Daytona 500 and became the first woman to win the pole position at the famous NASCAR event.
  • In 2014, Danica became the second woman to earn a top ten at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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