Danica Patrick took to Facebook to announce her divorce from her husband of seven years Paul Hospenthal. But because Danica, who’s switched from Indy Car racing to NASCAR used social media to blast the news of the split, it took everyone off the question of the day: why?
But one Facebook fan gave us a small clue as to the reason for the divorce: her quickly formed friendship with fellow NASCAR Rookie, 24-year-old Ricky Stenhouse. If you think about it, the news of their constant hanging out. How Danica pushed him to cut his hair last year, and that he’s 24 versus Paul’s 47, and that he’s shares her job of racing, would all seem to be more than small factors in her dismantling her marriage to Paul Hospenthal.
Trouble is, there’s no smoking gun other than that Facebook message that she was “doing” Ricky – unless you take the social media notes and messages that she’s always around Ricky Stenhouse with some value – I do. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And it’s a fair bet her 47 year old husband felt threatened by her friendship with the younger racing man. I’d bet that’s the case.