Dale Jr., Patrick up for Nickelodeon Sports Awards

July 08, 2014, Staff report,

Patrick has already won three Nickelodeon awards

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick have been nominated for the inaugural Nickelodeon Kids' Sports Awards. 

Dale Jr. was nominated for "Best Male Athlete," while Patrick for "Best Female Athlete."

The two drivers are going up against stars such as Lindsay Vonn, Serena Williams, Tom Brady and LeBron James for the titles.

Patrick has won the "Favorite Female Athlete" award at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 2008, 2012 and 2013. 

The awards will be televised live on Nickeolodeon on Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can vote online here.