Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/29/14

Some racing fans were long awaiting the day when Danica Patrick would bid farewell to her husband and give them a shot. Unfortunately for them, Patrick has now officially divorced Paul Hospenthal, but it still doesn’t mean she’s single. Patrick and Hospenthal filed for divorce in January, and Patrick has since revealed that their marriage was dissolving before then. But divorces can take some time, and in the space between Hospenthal and Patrick calling it quits and the divorce being finalized on April 17, Patrick found a new beau: fellow driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Patrick and Stenhouse confirmed their relationship in early February. Both are first-year drivers in the Sprint Cup series. Patrick filed for divorce Jan. 3, citing an “irretrievably broken” marriage, and the divorce was not contested, meaning it could become official after a 60-day waiting period, according to ESPN. A judge signed a consent decree April 15 and filed it two days later, making the divorce complete, according to ESPN, which cited court documents. Patrick and Hospenthal had a prenuptial agreement when they were married in 2005, according to ESPN. The pair mostly kept their relationship private as Patrick rose in popularity in Formula 1 racing and NASCAR’s Nationwide series. Patrick and Stenhouse have been appearing together regularly in public as well as on the racing circuit, although neither driver has won in the Sprint Cup series. Photo via Facebook/The Fast and the Fabulous Photo of the Day That’s Joe Andruzzi, keeping Boston on everyone’s mind at the NFL draft. Tweet of the Day Thanks, Magic! Laker Nation: With Steve Nash & Steve Blake down with injuries there's no way the @Lakers have a chance to win.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 25, 2013 Video of the Day Clayton Kershaw has quite the wrist action.


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