#4 Problems with fans.
Another reason why fans probably don’t want Patrick to host The Espy awards is the fact that she has gained negative publicity on a few occasions for being rude to fans. One of the biggest examples was at Pocono Raceway last year, where Patrick went off on a fan for asking her for an autograph.
In Patrick’s defense, she was struggling in practice that day and was focused on trying to get her racecar to run better, but it was still an ugly sign to see someone that is supposed to be so marketable go off on a fan like that. In fact, it was probably one of the final nails in the coffin that swore many NASCAR fans off from Patrick completely