She has one Indy Car victory in her career and has the highest finish of any female driver in the Indianapolis 500 (third) and the Daytona 500 (eighth).Stenhouse made the NASCAR playoffs for the first time in 2017 and will continue racing for Roush Fenway Racing next season.Patrick announced in November 2012 that she planned to divorce her then-husband Paul Hospenthal, and their divorce was finalized in April 2013.They had been married for seven years and had no children.Patrick, 35, will participate in February’s Daytona 500 and then call it quits in NASCAR.The 2018 Indianapolis 500 will be her final auto race before she retires.Rumors started swirling that the high-profile couple had put the brakes on their relationship after Stenhouse showed up at the NASCAR Cup Series awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Nov. Most recently, the fast-moving duo was photographed at the 2017 ESPY Awards on July 12.Yahoo Sports' Nick Bromberg reported that the pair began dating in 2012, after Patrick made the career-making move from Indy Car to NASCAR.
If we were going to have a relationship, that had to be something that I wanted. Ricky’s well aware that I’m not having a family unless we’re married in any capacity."Patrick fooled fans on April 1 by posting an Instagram that made it seem like the longtime couple had finally gotten engaged, but it turns out it was only an April Fool's gag.
Patrick’s races ended early because of crashes in both of those wins and she was able to meet him in victory lane.
After almost five years of dating, Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. A spokeswoman for Patrick confirmed the split to ESPN on Monday.
She never won while driving for Stewart-Haas Racing, finishing as high as sixth at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2014.
Patrick and Stenhouse started dating in 2012 after she came to NASCAR from the Indy Car Series.