Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Danica Patrick Is Getting Divorced

After seven years of marriage, Danica Patrick said on her Facebook page that she and her husband are splitting. This was kind of like the real Days Of Thunder scenario but without the really bad acting or script. Danica met her husband when he was treating her for an injury. The two were married when he was 40 and she was 23. So, yeah, a bit of an age gap, but the guy looks pretty good for being 47. At this point in her career, Danica is just a middling driver who is losing her appeal as an endorser. Maybe the split will help her focus more on her driving.

26 comments:

*karen* said...

My brother posted about this on FB and I was so disappointed that Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years was getting divorced. Reading FAIL.

Henriette said...

I think it's also a career move. Go Daddy wants to paint her as this hip single chick. I didn't even know she was married.

ButterKwup said...

*karen*- that would be way sadder than this is!

rejectedcarebear said...

I thought Winnie Cooper was getting divorced? Off to google or bing!

rejectedcarebear said...

Yup, Winnie filed for divorce during the summer.

Liz L said...

My first thought was, there is no way Winnie is 30.

*karen* said...

@rejectedcarebear, now I'm disappointed AGAIN. Geez. :)

bobbi_1025 said...

Unless he was under the dashboard causing her to wreck in nearly every race, this won't help her NASCAR image. She wasn't the first female, she's the first cute one. But she's a bitch and the fans have seen her tantrums And heard her lay blame on her crew which you don't do. She needs to go back to Indy

mikey said...

She has an unappealing personality and blames everyone else for her screw-ups, and she's annoying. They were an odd couple from the beginning and I don't find it shocking.

ButterKwup said...

Aww. Really? So.... There's a chance that she could still get together with Fred Savage? Should I finally give up on that couple?

Jemtastic said...

I can't believe there's a 17 year age gap between these two. Danica's scowl isn't doing her any favors.

B. Profane said...

NASCAR rednecks need to go suck. Girl can drive. The "driving" in NASCAR is all about tire management and selling beer to hillbillies. Danica could smoke 95% of the current NASCAR field in rally cars (i.e., true race driving).

The average NASCAR driver couldn't back a Buick out of a driveway after two beers. The average NASCAR fan couldn't do it sober.

Frufra said...

Wow, B. And a good morning to you, too :-p. Tell us how you really feel!

ButterKwup said...

B- I'm totally confused by your comment. Since I don't follow NASCAR and only know who Danica is because of GoDaddy Super Bowl ads, can you fill me in? Is she not popular because she's a woman?

Frufra said...

Butter, while I cannot claim to know B.'s mind or intent,I can tell you that Danica hasn't been as successful in NASCAR as was hoped when she made the move from the Indy car series. Some folks feel this indicates that she's not a good enough driver, while others, like B., I presume, feel that her lack of success is due to poor management more than her driving skills.

ButterKwup said...

Frufra- thanks!

JoElla said...

B I totally agree with you. She is hell on wheels and gets knocked around a bunch on the track.

NASCAR is still a good ole boys club, and I don't think they ever knew what to do with her. It isn't as savvy as the Indy/Formula One racing.

If she wasn't so tiny, and someone from her crew couldn't hoist her over their shoulders, she would have caused an even bigger Pit fight than the one last week.

IMO she is being cock blocked in NASCAR, and won't go back to Indy/F1 racing, because the $$ is firmly in NASCAR at the moment.

Mari said...

Please don't bring her back to Indy! We (fans) don't want her either.

dia papaya said...

Formula One racing is ten times more fun to watch. I gotta agree with you on this one B Profane. NASCAR sucks the big one.

Hello Senna, anyone? That documentary made me cry BTW...

I also love watching Moto GP! What can I say ... sexy men in leather!!!

WUWT? said...

NASCAR
An acronym:
Non Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks



(ducks)

Vera L- said...

Danica is constantly wrecking her sprint cup car. If her marriage is on the rocks, I can see it impacting her on track performance.

While I'm neutral toward her as a driver, she's had a difficult year and this can't help.

Maybe she'll hook up with Jr and NASCAR nation will implode...

just curious said...

I think that's why they never publicize their marriage considering her fan base are mostly guys.

Cheryl said...

@Dia Moto GP rocks! We have been following it for years. We get tired of all the love for Rossi though, but the men are adorable. Even my 7 year old daughter loves it.

We watched the Senna documentary a few weeks ago.

Tampa Shawn said...

Wait my crush from when I was 8 Winnie Cooper is going back on the market? Shhhh don't tell my wife!lol

Amy in MI said...

I think because she has done nothing to distinguish herself on the track.. She did good hooking up with Stewart-Haas racing, as Tony and Danica make a perfect temper tantrum couple (and I love Tony!)... but she needs to quit blaming her crew and blame herself..

WUWT? said...

You know how when you think of something funny way too late?

Awhile back, the commenter Libby told the story that in her waitressing days, two guys approached her about becoming the first female NASCAR driver, but she did not take them seriously or have interest in it or something, and a while later, Danica entered the picture. So imagine if....

Ever since two days after she made that post, I have wanted the subject to come back up so she could retell the story and I could make the obvious "pit crew" joke I didn't think of at the time.


*(all in fondness, Libby)*