Danica Patrick is hosting the 2018 ESPYs, making her the first woman to host the annual sports award show. This is a pretty big deal even if you don’t follow sports news because it’s always a win for all women when one of us excels in a male-dominated industry. Sports, it’s safe to say, is one of those industries. In case you aren’t familiar, an ESPY Award stands for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award, recognizing both individual and team sports performance, and is broadcasted annually by ABC.
Patrick, who has been on the NASCAR circuit since 2010, is set to retire from racing after Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. The ESPYs will take place on July 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Watch the video for the full story, and let us know if you tune in to ESPYs.