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For Better or Worse, Not Much Coverage of Patrick's Wedding

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Danica Patrick earned plenty of publicity for her season in the Indy Racing League and fourth-place finish in the Indy 500, though she didn't want much for her wedding.

Patrick, 23, married physical therapist Paul Hospenthal , 40, on Saturday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Team spokesman Brent Maurer said Patrick has asked Rahal Letterman Racing to release virtually no information on the ceremony. Maurer would only confirm yesterday that Patrick was married and that car owner Bobby Rahal was there.

Though she is accustomed to driving at 200-plus mph, Patrick told People magazine this year that one of her favorite things is sharing life in the slow lane with Hospenthal and their miniature schnauzer.

"She's kind of a TV junkie" who also enjoys barbecuing and working out, Hospenthal told the magazine. "But you won't see her watching much racing."

Patrick met Hospenthal while seeking treatment for a hip injury at a yoga session.

-- From News Services


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