Speed queen DANICA PATRICK has filed for divorce from her hubby who is 17 years older than her.

Patrick, 30, filed for divorce January 3rd in the Superior Court of Arizona from her husband Paul Hospenthal,47, in the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County, according to legal docs obtained by The Sporting News.

“My marriage is irretrievably broken and there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation,” Patrick stated in the divorce filing

 Danica said she and Paul Hospenthal, 47, decided to end it prior to the holidays in November.

Hospenthal is a physical therapist and the ex-couple had “met cute” when he was treating Danica for an injury when she was 20.

Patrick filed for Patrick stated in her filing that they have a pre-nup and that neither side will require alimony.

They have no children and there were no incidents of domestic violence, according to the divorce filing..

Danica , whose third-place finish in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 was the highest finish for a woman in that event, will be a Sprint Cup rookie for Stewart-Haas Racing this season.

As The ENQUIRER previously reported when Danica first announced her intention to divorce pit crew whispers are suggesting Danica may already be "more" than friends with a racing "buddy" .