SFR BACK ON TRACK IN THE WINDY CITY Fisher and Howard Ready to be Back on Track at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday Evening for the Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 26, 2010)- Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) drivers, Sarah...
SFR BACK ON TRACK IN THE WINDY CITY
Fisher and Howard Ready to be Back on Track at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday Evening for the Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 26, 2010)- Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) drivers, Sarah Fisher and Jay Howard, will return to their cockpits this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway for the Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300. Team owner/driver, Sarah Fisher, will be making her 8th start on the 1.5-mile tri-oval, while teammate Jay Howard will be making his first career start at Chicagoland Speedway in an IZOD IndyCar; however, Howard has history at Chicagoland Speedway as he started from the pole position in an Indy Lights car in 2006 and finished 3rd. The race takes place at the tri-oval Chicagoland Speedway track in Joliet, IL.
This race is very special for the SFR team as they are dedicating this weekend to supporting Carey's Hope, to raise awareness of ALS and to raise funds for Carey Hall and his family. Carey has been with SFR since its inception in 2008 and continues to fuel and paint the cars. Fisher will be sporting the Carey's Hope logo on her rear wing this weekend to get the word out.
"I'm so excited to be back behind the wheel of the No. 67 Dollar General car," said Fisher, who will finish out the oval part of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar® Series season with Chicago, Kentucky and Homestead-Miami Speedway. "That was where the culture of our team started and needs to get back to. Being at Chicagoland for my eighth start really lends the big picture of experience on demand. We aren't budgeted to test more than a few times this year so having that knowledge from prior races at this track should be a bonus. Some time has passed since I was last in the car at Iowa, but not one day goes by where I haven't done one thing to prepare for this opportunity. Even knowing that we will be on a roll with the series as they end on ovals, is encouraging to getting in a rhythm. And, to have all of our partners support Carey's Hope on the rear wing, really brings back that family culture, belief, and strength. We have two races this weekend; one against ALS, and one to be our first win."
The SFR No. 66 Service Central sponsored car, driven by Jay Howard, will be joining the SFR No. 67 Dollar General machine, driven by Fisher, on track at Chicagoland Speedway. This race will mark Howard's fourth and final start of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season for SFR, after competing at Kansas Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Mid Ohio Sports Car Course earlier this season.
"I'm looking forward to being back in the Service Central car for the Chicago race," said Howard. "Historically it has always been good, close racing, which is great for the fans. Also, good memories for me, as this is where I wrapped up the Indy Lights Championship in 2006 with Sam Schmidt Motorsports. Hopefully we are competitive and finish the year off with a good result."