Danica Patrick splits from hubby of 7 years

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 11:50 hrs

Top Nascar driver and model Danica Patrick has filed for divorce to end her marriage to Paul Hospenthal - her husband of seven years.

The 30-year-old, who wed Hospenthal in 2005, took to her Facebook account to assure fans the split was amicable.

"I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage," Contactmusic quoted Patrick as writing on her Facebook account.

"This isn't easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this," she said.

"He has been an important person and friend in my life and that's how we will remain moving forward," she added.

Patrick became friends with physical therapist Hospenthal after he helped her recover from a hip injury in 2002. (ANI)

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