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VIDEO: Big Crash at Daytona Takes Out Top Nascar Drivers

Big Crash at Daytona Takes Out Top Nascar Drivers

Originally posted 07/06/2014 03:00PM

There were some unhappy drivers when an accident on the Daytona International Speedway took out a bunch of cars 20 laps into the Coke Zero 400 on Sunday.

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David Beckham, Anthony Kiedis & More Shirtless Men of the Super Bowl | Red Hot Chili Peppers, Super Bowl, Super Bowl XLVIII, Bruno Mars

David Beckham, Anthony Kiedis & More Shirtless Men of the Super Bowl

Originally posted 02/03/2014 09:30AM

If there was one thread running through the Super Bowl last night – other than Joe Namath's coat – it was the astounding plethora of shirtless men, in commercials and otherwise. Not that we're complaining.

Here are our favorites.

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Danica Patrick Is a 'Little Nervous' About Co-Hosting the American Country Awards

Danica Patrick Is a 'Little Nervous' About Co-Hosting the American Country Awards

Originally posted 10/20/2013 06:30PM

There's a first time for everything – and Danica Patrick is about to take center stage for her awards show-hosting debut.

"It's going to be a lot of fun," Patrick, 31, tells PEOPLE of teaming up with veteran host Trace Adkins on Dec. 10 for the American Country Awards. "I'm a little nervous, though. I'm told it's going to be really easy, with no issues and no problems, but I just keep thinking, 'That can't be true.' But ... we'll be ready!"

The NASCAR star, who gave PEOPLE her exclusive playlist of favorite country songs listed below, says she's "really gotten into country music in the last year or so," and calls the first time gig "a great opportunity for me."

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Danica Patrick to Join Trace Adkins as Co-Host of American Country Awards

Danica Patrick to Join Trace Adkins as Co-Host of American Country Awards

Originally posted 09/18/2013 02:45PM

Danica Patrick is taking a detour from the racetrack to the awards show stage.

The NASCAR star, 31, is teaming up with Trace Adkins, 51, to host the American Country Awards – which he has emceed for the last four years, co-hosted last year by Kristin Chenoweth.

Airing live on Fox on Dec. 10, the show will take place at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas.

This is not Patrick's first foray into the country world. She has appeared in music videos with Miranda Lambert and singer-rapper, Colt Ford.

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NASCAR's Danica Patrick Finalizes Divorce | Danica Patrick

NASCAR's Danica Patrick Finalizes Divorce

Originally posted 04/26/2013 08:00AM

Danica Patrick's marriage has come to a screeching halt – her divorce has been finalized.

An Arizona judge signed a consent decree between the NASCAR star and husband Paul Hospenthal on April 15 and it was filed two days later, ending the couple's seven-year union, ESPN reports.

Patrick, 31, had announced in November via her Facebook page that she was splitting from Hospenthal, saying the marriage was "irretrievably broken."

The couple originally met after Patrick saw Hospenthal, who is a physical therapist and personal trainer, for treatment of a hip injury. They wed in 2005 and had no children.

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Danica Patrick Thinks Dating a Competitor Is a Bad Idea ... But She's in Love!

Danica Patrick Opens Up About Dating Competitor Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

Originally posted 02/22/2013 07:00PM

Danica Patrick knows mixing business with pleasure isn't wise, but it's not stopping her.

"I don't think it was a good idea. [But] there was nothing I could do about it," she tells menshealth.com of getting into a relationship with fellow NASCAR racer, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 25. "You can't tell your heart who to like and not like. It just happened."

Patrick, 30, isn't worried about running into a future ex-boyfriend on the racetrack.

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Danica Patrick Makes History as First Woman to Win Daytona 500 Pole Slot | Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick Makes History as First Woman to Win Daytona 500 Pole Slot

Originally posted 02/18/2013 11:30AM

Danica Patrick made racing history on Sunday, becoming the first woman to win the coveted pole position for this year's Daytona 500 in just her second season of racing NASCAR after years as an IndyCar driver.

"I was brought up to be the fastest driver, not the fastest girl," Patrick, 30, told CBS News. "That was instilled in my from very young, from the beginning.

"I've been lucky in my career to be with good teams and have good people around me," Patrick said. "I don't think any of it would have been possible without that."

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Danica Patrick Announces Her Divorce | Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick Divorcing Paul Hospenthal

Originally posted 11/21/2012 08:15AM

It's the end of the road for Danica Patrick and her husband of seven years, Paul Hospenthal.

"I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage. This isn't easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this," the racing star wrote on her Facebook page on Tuesday.

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

Patrick, 30, and Hospenthal, 47, a physical therapist and personal trainer who specializes in fitness for golfers, were married in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2005 after becoming engaged on Thanksgiving Day 2004.

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Danica Patrick Crashes in Daytona Debut

Danica Patrick Crashes in Daytona Debut

Originally posted 02/27/2012 07:45PM

Danica Patrick got her first Daytona 500 race off to a nasty start.

The racer, 29, crashed her green car on the second lap in an accident that also involved Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Elliott Sadler and other drivers.

"Wow," exclaims the NASCAR.com blog. "The wreck was triggered when Elliott Sadler shoved Johnson."

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Danica Patrick: I Could Win the Daytona 500

Danica Patrick: I Could Win the Daytona 500

Originally posted 02/22/2012 05:00PM

Race car driver Danica Patrick is about to embark on her biggest challenge to date – the Daytona 500, a 500 mile-long NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

But Patrick, 29, seems fearless, telling Reuters, "I'm not scared of going 200 miles an hour," during Sunday's competition in Daytona Beach, Fla.

In fact, she believes she has a shot at following in the footsteps of Trevor Bayne, last year's rookie race winner.

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