Gail Versch, Plymouth, Wis.
The 30-year-old NASCAR driver is, in fact, married. In 2005, Patrick married Paul Hospenthal, a physical therapist she met 10 years ago when she was rehabbing a hip injury from yoga. The couple live in Phoenix, but they probably won’t be expanding their family anytime soon: Patrick said last year that she is not yearning to have kids. The fan favorite does, however, harbor aspirations of becoming a clothing designer after she crosses her final finish line.
Contributing: Gayle Jo Carter, Nancy Mills, Brian Truitt