Danica Patrick set a four-lap average of 228.090 miles per hour in fast-nine qualifying on Sunday. This puts her in the third row for Sunday's Indianapolis 500, which will be her last professional race.
Indianapolis Star

It's a big week for Danica Patrick.

On Sunday, the racing driver will last ride in the Indianapolis 500 – the first time he has been racing the legendary race since 2011, his last full-time IndyCar season.

Before the race, where Patrick will start seventh after qualifying at the weekend, she stopped The Tonight Show where Jimmy Fallon broke the news on Tuesday that Patrick will serve as host for the ESPY Awards 2018.

Patrick will be the first woman to host the ESPYS, ESPN's grand annual event that serves the celebration of the best sports.

This year's prizes will be awarded on July 18th.

"I have something for the first time as a woman, so I will be the first woman to host the ESPYS," Patrick said on the transmission.

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Former NFL pro Peyton Manning hosted the 25th last year Issue of the event.


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