After 26 years, the ESPN awards show will have its first female host in the retiring NASCAR driver when it airs on ABC on July 18. "This is such a huge honor," she told Good Morning America. "At the end of the day, I love a challenge and I love sports, (and) those are two things that come together to host the ESPYs. It’s our only show! So, I love it, I love meeting all the different people and hearing all the stories. I truly leave the ESPYs every year and think to myself, ‘I am so inspired, I feel like I suck.’ Because everybody has such a great story. I want to be one of those stories!” Patrick is currently dating Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, whom she first met at the ESPYs in 2012.