“I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage. 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 wrote on her Facebook wall.
Patrick just completed her first full season in NASCAR, running the full Nationwide schedule and 10 Sprint Cup Series races. Previously, competed in IndyCar.
She finished 10th in Nationwide points, becoming the highest-finishing female driver in the history of NASCAR’s three national series. Next year she’ll do more Sprint Cup.
After Lindsey Vonn, Patrick becomes the second big name, well-achieved, ultra-gorgeous female athlete to get divorced in the calendar year.
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