• Danica Patrick is an American professional racing driver of mixed Norwegian, Irish, Italian, English and Swiss-German ancestry.
• She developed a passion for motor-racing at age 10 and has become one of the best female drivers.
• She won the Indy Japan 300 in 2008, becoming the first female with a win in an IndyCar Series race.
• She currently is in a relationship with NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
• She has a net worth of $60 million.

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Short Info

Net Worth$18 million
Date Of BirthMarch 25, 1982
SpousePaul Edward Hospenthal
FactRanked #91 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.

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Born Danica Sue Patrick on the 25th March 1982 in Beloit, Wisconsin USA, she is one of the most successful women drivers in US motor-racing history, and has set a number of records, including becoming the first woman to win the Japan Indy Series 300.

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Early Life and Education

Of mixed Norwegian, Irish, Italian, English and Swiss-German ancestry, Danica is the daughter of Beverly Ann (née Flaten) and Terry Joseph “T. J.” Patrick Jr. She has a younger sister named Brooke, who now works as a pediatric physical therapist. Growing up in Roscoe, Illinois, Danica attended Hononegah Community High School, which she later left without matriculating as she wanted to focus entirely on her racing career, and instead eventually obtained a GED certificate.

When she was ten years old and her sister eight, her parents wanted the two to develop a hobby, and after a tryout with a pontoon boat, Danica and Brooke stated that they wanted to try go-karts.

Danica immediately developed a passion for motor-racing, and though she had an accident in her first race, she continued to drive and since then has become one of the best female drivers. She didn’t have idols, nor an aspiration to become like any other female driver, but instead focused on her own goals.

Early Career

She started karting at Sugar River Raceway in Brodhead, Wisconsin, and from there moved to California tracks at 13 years of age. In the next several years, Danica won the HPV class three times, and joined the Lyn St. James Foundation Driver Development Program. She caught the attention of John Mecom Jr. who suggested that she go to the United Kingdom and hone her skills on the UK racing circuit. In 1998 she left school and moved to England, and in the next three years raced in Formula Vauxhall and Formula Ford, having mixed results in both series, and eventually becoming a test driver for Formula Three team Carlin Motorsport. Unfortunately, she didn’t fit in with the equipment and racing style, so subsequently moved back to the US and spent several seasons in Toyota Atlantic Championship and other lower series, before reaching the IndyCar Series in 2005.

Rise to Prominence

The same year she entered IndyCar Series, Danica became the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, and finishing that season as the 12th best racer in the championship. She drove for Team Rahal one more season, before switching to Andretti Green Racing, where she remained until 2009. During these years, Danica’s career prospered, and she had a number of respectable results, including winning the 2008 Indy Japan 300, becoing the only female with a win in an IndyCar Series race. From 2005 to 2010, she was voted the IndyCar Most Popular Driver, after which in 2011 she stepped away from the IndyCar series, and joined NASCAR Nationwide Series full time with JR Motorsports, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in which she drove for Stewart-Haas Racing. Her best result in Nationwide Series was 10th place in 2012, while in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Danica didn’t have much success as her best result was 24th place in 2015 and 2016. She has continued to compete in both series, but without any major success, though she became the first woman to win a Cup Series pole position by setting the fastest lap in qualifying for the 2013 Daytona 500, eventually finishing eighth, and also just the second woman to secure a pole position in the Nationwide Series, following Shawna Robinson in 1994.

Television Career

Thanks to her massive success on the track, Danica became sought-after by producers, and soon made her television debut; in 2005 she was featured in the documentary series “Girl Racers” in production by Spike TV, and then in 2009 had her own television film “Danica: Five Years Running”. Since then she has been featured in the TV shows “NASCAR on Speed” (2012-2013), “NASCAR on ESPN” (2010-2014), among others which made her even more popular.

Modeling Career

Danica is not only the best female driver but also apparently the prettiest of them all; back in 2006 she was named as one of the 100 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine, and has modeled for Sports Illustrated, FHM, and many other fashion magazines.

Furthermore, Danica has been featured in campaigns for Nationwide Insurance, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Secret, Hot Wheels, GoDaddy.com, Also, she is a spokesperson for various organizations and brands, such as Nature’s Bakery, DRIVE4COPD, and has helped the No Kid Hungry campaign, all of which have boosted her sponsorship income.

Have You Wondered How Rich Danica Patrick Is?

Since entering the racing world at only 10 years old, Danica has come a long way and has become one of the best female racers ever. This has increased her net by a large margin, with her contract with Andretti Green Racing worth $21 million over three years, only further contributing to her wealth. So, let’s see into her net worth; according to authoritative sources, Danica’s net worth is estimated at $60 million, as of early in 2018.

Personal Life and Relationships

When not on the track, Danica is enjoying life with her boyfriend Aaron Rodgers, who is an NFL Quarterback and currently plays for the Green Bay Packers. The couple made the headlines in February 2018 when their relationship was made public.

Danica was formerly married to Paul Edward Hospenthal, who was her physical therapist from 2005 to 2013, and was then in a relationship with driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. until 2017.

Social Media Presence

Since obtaining world fame, Danica has used social media platforms for self-promotion, particularly Twitter – she joined the platform in 2009 and now has close to two million followers on her official account. Most posts are related to her work, such as the twit about her new car, but has also posted twits from personal life such as her likes and dislikes. She is also an Instagram star, with more than 500,000 followers, while her Facebook page, has more than 1.4 million likes. So, if you are still not a fan of the most successful female racer in the history of NASCAR, then this is a great chance for you.

General Info

Full NameDanica Patrick
Net Worth$18 million
Salary12 million USD
Date Of BirthMarch 25, 1982
Height1.57 m
Weight45 kg
ProfessionRace car driver, Model, Spokesperson
EducationHononegah Community High School


SpousePaul Edward Hospenthal
ParentsT.J. Patrick, Bev Patrick
SiblingsBrooke Patrick


AwardsKids’ Choice Award for Favorite Female Athlete
NominationsBest Female Athlete ESPY Award, Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award, Best Moment ESPY Award, Teen Choice Award for Choice Female Athlete, VGX Award for Best Performance by a Human Female, Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year, Kids' Choice Sports Award for Best Female Athlete
TV ShowsJim Rome Is Burning, Girl Racers

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1He's a really fantastic driver and I'm actually excited and honored to be out there with him this weekend. I remember when I first came back to the United States, Paul was in Champ Car then. He's so good and he's just always so fast in qualifying and he's tough out there ... I remember that from when I was a kid, too. I've always been a Paul Tracy fan.
2One of the things that happens after I won, is that you want to win again so quickly. You get a little taste and you want it back.
3What stands out about racing in Canada is how educated and how excited all the fans are.
4Winning was always the goal; it was really one of the only times I put 'girl' into my vocabulary - like it would be nice to be the first woman to do that. What it changes is things on the outside like the media, the endorsements and the fan attention. It doesn't change me as a driver.
5The Indy 500 is the reason I started racing, the dream of winning this race has been my single focus since I was a kid. Through all the ups and down, it's the one thing that kept me going.
6I will say that it started, that whole being angry thing, because I wanted people to know that I wasn't OK with finishing sixth, I wasn't OK with driving my butt off and finishing eighth. I wasn't OK with those results. I'm not OK with finishing third.
7I want to win races and I wanted people to know that.
8It's difficult to lose a guy like Dario, not only because he's a great driver but because he's a good friend, too. We're going to miss him. But the series made great strides over the past couple of years and this year in particular. I was asked in Detroit why I wasn't the big story after my best finish, and that's awesome. It's about having many story lines, and I think the league is developing that.
9"I drive pretty fast even on the highway in my Lamborghini. I don't like to drive at enormous top speed, but I do like to drive a little bit faster than everyone else. So if everybody on the highway is doing 80, I'll do 82 or something, and if people are driving 60, I'll want to do 62. I think there's something in my blood, in my instincts, that makes me want to overtake." (Newsweek, Sept. 25, 2006)
10Everybody loves to cheer for the under dog, and I definitely am, I'm a rookie.
11I'm a race car driver, and I'm a very competitive one.


1From a Slavic word meaning "morning star". This name occurs in Slavic folklore as a personification of the morning star.
2In the Boost Mobile Motorola AGR No. 7 IndyCar finished in third place at the Indianapolis 500. This was her third consecutive top-5 finish in 2009. [May 2009]
3finished in 1st place ahead of 15 other racers during the INDY Car Open Test at Miami Homestead Speedway. Patrick posted the quickest lap during the five-hour session of 1.5 miles in 25.0772 seconds (213.182 mph). [February 2008]
4In the Motorola AGR No. 7 IndyCar finished in fourth place at the Long Beach Grand Prix in California. [April 2009]
5After completing the 2008 IndyCar season at Chicagoland with a career high in the final season standings of 6th place, she then filmed the opening sequence for the National Football League's 2008 Sunday Night Football coverage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway which featured Patrick driving John Madden in his Madden Cruiser. [September 2008]
6In the Motorola AGR No.7 INDY car finished in first place at the Twin Ring Motegi Japan 300. She became the first female to win a major auto racing event worldwide. [April 2008]
7In the GoDaddy Andretti Autosport No. 7 Honda Dallara finished in 2nd place at the Texas Motor Speedway IndyCar Firestone 550. [June 2010]
8As part of a four driver team, drove the AT&T Childress Howard No. 2 Crawford DP08 during the late night segment of the Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona. [January 2009]
9Her book, "Danica - Crossing the Line", begins selling. [April 2006]
10In the GoDaddy Andretti Autosport No. 7 Honda Dallara finished in 2nd place at the Indy 300 in Miami. [October 2010]
11In the Motorola AGR No.7 INDY car finished in second place at the road coarse Detroit Grand Prix at Bell Isle in Detroit, Michigan. [September 2007]
12Based in Scottsdale, Arizona. [2010]
13Supporter of breast cancer research.
14Separated from her husband of 7 years Paul Hospenthal. [November 2012]
15Loves to cook. Studied at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley, California.
16Campaign ambassador for Drive4COPD.com. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) had taken away her grandmother.
17Danica Patrick became the first IndyCar driver's image to be added to the famed ESPN Pardon the Interruption (PTI) set backdrop.
18Danica Patrick was selected as a finalist for the Time Magazine annual "Time 100" which honors the most influential people in politics, sports and pop culture worldwide.
19Signed with IMG's Alan Zucker and Mark Steinberg in February of 2009 to represent her marketing and endorsement efforts. IMG is widely considered the world's premier and most diversified sports and entertainment company with such clients as Tiger Woods, Jeff Gordon, Peyton Manning, Sir Jackie Stewart, John Madden, Bob Costas, Gisele Bündchen and Drew Barrymore, among others as clients.
20Featured in two commercials during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1st, 2009. According to TiVo, the mock congressional hearing commercial with Patrick was the "most-watched commercial in the Super Bowl".
21Danica Patrick topped golfer Tiger Woods, quarterback Tom Brady and Super Bowl champion Eli Manning as the most searched for athlete in 2008, according to AOL's annual list of top Web, mobile and video searches.
22At just 20 years old, Danica Patrick participated in the Long Beach Pro Celebrity Race in an effort to secure a seat in CART's developmental Toyota Atlantic Series. Patrick, who had been racing overseas in Formula Vauxhall and Formula Ford, was greeted with disdain by some. Patrick then agreed to a bet with Tommy Kendall in an effort to prove herself. Whoever won the race would get to lead the other driver down pit lane by a leash and collar. Patrick responded by leading all pro and celebrity drivers in becoming the first female pro to win the event and, coincidentally, the bet.
23The Business Week Power 100 ranking was released on October 3rd, 2008 and listed the most powerful people in sports worldwide. Danica Patrick was listed as the top female on the list at number 50.
24In 2008 Danica Patrick continued her upward ascent in the unified IndyCar Series after finishing the season standings in 6th place, the highest ever for a woman including Patrick who had finished in 7th the year before.
25The $21 million dollar value of the three year contract accepted by Danica Patrick and Andretti Green Racing in 2007 was the most lucrative in the history of IndyCar, Champ Car or CART to date. This value did not include additional revenue streams secondary to sponsorship, performance incentives and merchandising.
26In 2008, Forbes Magazine ranked her at #9 in the highest paid female athletes in the world. Danica Patrick was the first female athlete in the list that did not play tennis or golf.
27Ranked #91 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
28Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich declared April 26th, 2008 as "Danica Patrick Day" in the state. The governor stated he was honoring Patrick for her "sparkling achievements" and first IndyCar Series victory.
29Danica Patrick's Rahal Letterman Racing No.16 Panoz IR5 IndyCar was formally placed in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for permanent display on May 5th, 2008. This was the car that Patrick piloted when she became the first female to lead the Indianapolis 500 in 2005. Patrick finished the race in fourth place, the highest finish ever for a female at the Indianapolis 500.
30Her INDY Car victory in April, 2008 at Japan's Twin Ring Motegi 300 led to a massive increase in Internet searches for the driver of the No. 7 Motorola car for Andretti Green Racing. According to Yahoo.com, searches for her spiked 1,463% percent in one day.
31Earned approximately $5 million in endorsements during the 2007 INDY Car Series campaign.
32In 2007, Forbes Magazine ranked her at #97 in the top 100 most powerful athletes in the world. This was her third year in a row within the Forbes top 100.
33Danica Patrick enjoyed her best season yet in the Motorola AGR No.7 during the 2007 INDY Car Series when she at one point led the Indianapolis 500 and three other races, finished 3rd at Texas and Nashville, and finished 2nd at Detroit.
34Contacted by several NASCAR teams in 2006 and 2007 but declined their offers and elected to sign with Andretti Green Racing and race INDY cars.
35Voted INDY Series "Most Popular Driver" for 2007. This was her third consecutive award.
36Ranked #69 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
37Named #42 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
38Was named one of the 100 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2006.
39Got hooked on racing when her sister, Brooke, took up go-carts (Brooke lost interest, Danica didn't).
40Witnessed the crash between Paul Dana and Ed Carpenter at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida which had resulted in Paul Dana's death. (March 26, 2006)
412005 Indy Racing League Rookie of the Year.
42At 16, went to England to learn how to race.
43May 29, 2005 - First female ever to lead in the Indy 500
44In 2005 became the fourth woman (following Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James and Sarah Fisher) to drive in the Indianapolis 500 auto race. She finished in 4th place, the best ever result for a female driver.
45At the 2000 Formula Ford Festival in England, she finished in second place, the best result any American driver ever earned in the race.
46She grew up in Roscoe, Illinois and attended Hononegah Community High School.
47She has a younger sister, Brooke.




Blaze and the Monster Machines2016TV SeriesRally
Wicked Bites2014-2015TV Series
CSI: NY2010TV SeriesLiza Gray


NASCAR on Fox2012-2017TV SeriesHerself
Weekend Today2017TV SeriesHerself (segment "NASCAR MACY")
Today2005-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Chopped Junior2016TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Rachael Ray2008-2016TV SeriesHerself
Young Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2003-2016TV SeriesHerself
Coked Up!2016DocumentaryHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Soup2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Kitchen2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / NASCAR Driver
Marvel and ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Origins - Danica Patrick2015TV Mini-SeriesHerself
The Dr. Oz Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Marvel & ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Genesis2014Herself
Bystander Revolution2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Squawk Box2014TV SeriesHerself - NASCAR Racer
NASCAR on TNT2013-2014TV SeriesHerself
Daytona 500: Bash at the Beach2014TV MovieHerself - Host
Bethenny2014TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale2013TV SpecialHerself
2013 American Country Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself
Chopped2013TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Racecar Driver
Nine for IX2013TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Colbert Report2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sonic Driver's Ed: Cooperative Driving2013Video shortHerself
Sonic Driver's Ed: Accidents2013Video shortHerself
The Jeff Probst Show2012TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed2012Video GameHerself (voice)
Larry King Now2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Danica Patrick's Ping Pong Prank2012ShortHerself
Katie2012TV SeriesHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself - Winner:Favorite Female Athlete
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 20122012TV MovieHerself - Go Daddy Girl
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Simpsons2010TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Goes on Jimmy
Samantha Brown's Great Weekends2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Chelsea Lately2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Jeopardy!2009TV SeriesHerself - Video Clue Presenter
The Fast, Fast World of Danica Patrick2009TV MovieHerself
Rome Is Burning2006-2009TV SeriesHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself
Danica: Five Years Running2009TV MovieHerself
Nikon Indy 3002008TV MovieHerself
The Power of Dreams - Dream the Impossible2008TV Series documentary shortDanica patrick
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2008TV SeriesHerself
The Early Show2008TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2005-2008TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Mike & Mike2008TV SeriesHerself
The Big Give2008TV SeriesHerself
2008 INDYCar Series Season Preview2008TV MovieHerself
The Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show2008Video documentaryHerself
Who Made You?2008TV Series documentaryHerself
ESPNEWS2008TV SeriesHerself
American Chopper: The Series2007TV SeriesHerself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2006TV SeriesHerself - Indy Racing League Driver (segment "Driving Alone")
The View2006TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
Pardon the Interruption2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
Too Late with Adam Carolla2005TV SeriesHerself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2005TV SeriesHerself
CMI: The Chris Myers Interview2005TV SeriesHerself
ESPY Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Girl Racers2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2005TV SeriesHerself
Party with Spike World Premiere Special2003TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself - GoDaddy Spokesperson
Mike & Mike2008-2010TV SeriesHerself
Pardon the Interruption2007-2009TV SeriesHerself
World's Dumbest2008TV SeriesHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself
Rome Is Burning2006-2007TV SeriesHerself
ESPN Outside the Lines2006TV SeriesHerself
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly2006TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2013Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Athlete
2012Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Athlete

Nominated Awards

2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Female Athlete
2010Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Athlete

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