Danica Patrick is an American race car driver who became the first woman to win an 'IndyCar' championship event. She is regarded as one of the most successful female auto racers, named 'Rookie of the Year' at both the 2005 'Indianapolis 500' and the 2005 'IndyCar Series seasons.
Danica Patrick’s Staggering Net Worth Collection
Danica Patrick, an American auto racing driver, model, and spokesperson, has an estimated net worth of $80 million. She is regarded as the most successful female driver in the history of American open-wheel racing. Her victory in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only female victory in an IndyCar Series race.
The model earned well over $10 million per year at the peak of her racing career, split roughly evenly between salary/winnings and endorsements. She is perhaps better known for her brand endorsements than for her racing career. Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Nationwide Insurance, and Tissot are among her brand endorsements. But she was best known for her long-running collaboration with GoDaddy.
Danica Patrick’s Career
Danica Patrick began racing go-karts at the age of ten in her hometown of Beloit, Wisconsin. Pursuing her interest, she left high school at the age of 16 after national success in go-karts to race Formula Fords and Vauxhalls in the United Kingdom. Patrick finished second in the 2000 Formula Ford festival, the best finish ever for an American in that crucible for future professionals.
The model returned to the United States in 2002 after former Indy driver Bobby Rahal signed her to her first U.S. Indy-car racing contract. She was then promoted to open-wheel Toyota Formula Atlantic cars. Despite never winning in that series, she finished third in the drivers’ overall standings in 2004, earning her a chance to compete in the Indianapolis 500. Three other women had previously qualified for the Indy 500, the most prestigious auto race in the United States, including Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James, and Sarah Fisher.
The spokesperson began racing in NASCAR’s lower-tier Nationwide Series in 2010 and continued to compete in IndyCar racing. Patrick announced in August 2011 that she would join NASCAR full-time in 2012, competing in both Nationwide and Sprint Cup (top-tier) races. Dani was also the first woman to lead a lap in that race, finishing in eighth place. In 2017, she announced her retirement after the Indy 500 the following year. In that race, Patrick crashed on lap 68.
The auto racing driver is the author of several books, including the memoir Crossing the Line (2006) and Pretty Intense: The 90-Day Mind, Body, and Food Plan That Will Change Your Life (2017). She later became the host of the podcast Pretty Intense. Dani also dabbled in acting, and her credits include the film Charlie’s Angels (2019).
Danica Patrick’s Relationship Detail
In 2005, Danica Patrick married her physical therapist, Paul Edward Hospenthal. They’d met three years before she ended up in his office after suffering a hip injury during a yoga session. However, in January 2013, she filed for divorce after seven years of marriage.
It was reported in 2012 that Dani was dating Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the two-time ‘Nationwide Series’ champion. They split up in 2017. She began dating NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers in February 2018. All of these were in the past as the pro-racer is currently dating her partner, Carter Comstock.
Danica Patrick’s Early Life, Wiki, Bio
Danica Patrick was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, on March 25, 1982. Beverly Anna and Terry Joseph Patrick Jr., who raced snowmobiles, motocross, and midget cars, are her parents. She grew up in Roscoe, Illinois, and attended Hononegah Community High School as a cheerleader. Dani began karting at Sugar River Raceway in Brodhead, Wisconsin, and crashed into a concrete wall during her first race due to a brake failure.
The writer competed in karting across much of the Midwest, winning ten regional titles and the World Karting Association Grand National Championship. She enrolled in the Lyn St. James Foundation Driver Development program in 1996. Patrick dropped out of high school in the middle of her junior year to pursue a racing career in England with her parent’s permission.
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