When it comes to the kingdom of wheel racing, the single undisputed queen for a very long time is Danica Patrick. The pro-American racing driver is the most successful woman thus far as far as American open-wheel racing is concerned. She has rather been a very interesting person and here is all you may want to know about her.
Danica Patrick Biography and Age
Danica was born on March 25, 1982, in Beloit, Wisconsin as Danica Sue Patrick. She and her younger sister, Brooks, were raised by their parents; Terry Joseph “T. J.” Patrick Jr who also raced cars and her mother, Bev Patrick.
For her education, she went to the Hononegah Community High School in Illinois. While she tried on many sports, it was car racing that turned out to be her best. This was influenced by a Go-kart she was given while growing up by her parents. Since her sister also had one, they both got into car racing.
Soon enough, Danica got into Kart racing with both her parents helping her out as Crew Chief and statistician respectively. By the time she was 16, she chose to go Midwest to compete in the cutthroat world of European road racing.
Danica began winning many races and she rose steadily until she got the attention of many when she ended 4th in the 2005 Indianapolis 500 which happened to be her first time in the race. She became the first ever woman to achieve that feat. The real break, however, for Danica Patrick was in 2008 when she made history with her win in the IndyCar Series Indy Japan 300. This victory made her the first woman again to race away with a major-league open-wheel race in a North American series.
Her next stop was the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2013, setting more records and making a name for herself. She is expected to make her last appearance in a highly successful career on May 27, 2018, by racing in the 102nd Indianapolis 500. She will match the final brakes at the age of 35.
In 2002, Danica had a hip injury during a yoga session. That was what took her to physical therapist Paul Edward Hospenthal. Soon, the two began dating and by 2004, they were already man and wife in Scottsdale. At the time, Danica Patrick was 23 while the physical therapist was 40. The marriage would sustain until 2013 after the Knockout driver sought for a divorce on the grounds of “irretrievably broken” union with her 17 years older husband.
Soon afterwards, she went into another relationship with a much younger Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., whom she was 6 years older than. The duo didn’t keep the relationship private even as they competed against each other regularly. The fast-moving couple decided it was time to put some brake on the relationship in 2017 and they both walked their separate ways.
Is She Dating Aaron Rodgers?
After leaving her two-time reigning Nationwide Series champion, Patrick confirmed as rumours began swirling around her and Green Bay Packers Quarterback that she was indeed now dating Aaron Rodgers.
The rumour of the relationship between the two began after they were spotted having dinner together. The fast riding superstar revealed of the relationship with her 2 years younger American National Football League lover in 2018.
As pointed out, she is the most successful woman in the fast car sports. As a result of this, she enjoys a net worth that is estimated at $60 million. In 2017, she was listed by Forbes as Nascar’s 7th highest earning driver of the year. Patrick recorded a total earning of $12.2 million and $7.2 million in salary and her winnings. She was the highest earning female athlete in 2016.
A good chunk of her income is from her many endorsements including her Go Daddy endorsement. In fact, she enjoys a larger endorsement portfolio than any other person in the sports with as much as 15 deals that involve large companies such as Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Peak Antifreeze, Nationwide Insurance, and many more.
She also owns various businesses including a clothing line which she launched in 2017, Warrior by Danica Patrick, as well as a Californian vineyard which produces Somnium Wine.
Tattoo, Height, and Body Specs
A very beautiful woman, Danica has a very good height and shape. She also has a tattoo located on her lower back. The tattoo is an American flag. Here is her body stats:
Height: 5′ 2” (1.57 m)
Weight: 100 lb (45 kg)
Body Measurements: 33-24-34
Dress Size: 2
Shoe Size: 8 US.