Danica Patrick announced that she and her husband Paul Hospenthal are divorcing after seven years of marriage last Tuesday.  Danica is now on a media tour to promote a new game for Sega and stopped by SB Nation for an interview yesterday … and of course they asked her about the divorce.


From  Heather Tucker at USA Today:

Patrick, 30, took to Facebook a week ago to make the announcement that she and Hospenthal, who is 17 years older and whom she met in 2002 when he helped her rehabilitate a hip injury, are calling it quits.

So, the inevitable first question was about her divorce.

Her answer? Unsurprising for the driver who always has said she wants to keep her private life private.

“Obviously, it’s tough,” she said. “Thanks for asking.”

Patrick, who has built her image among non-racing and racing fans alike by being splashed across televisions in racy ads for sponsor Go Daddy, has two new commercials set to air for the Super Bowl.