Homestead: Sarah Fisher Racing preview

FISHER TO PAINT THE SUNSHINE STATE PINK AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY SFR's Sarah Fisher Heads to Miami to get "On Track for a Cause" with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® HOMESTEAD, FL Oct 08, 2009 Sarah Fisher, of Sarah Fisher Racing...

FISHER TO PAINT THE SUNSHINE STATE PINK AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY

SFR's Sarah Fisher Heads to Miami to get "On Track for a Cause" with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

HOMESTEAD, FL Oct 08, 2009 Sarah Fisher, of Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR), brought a pink attitude to Florida today in preparation for the Firestone Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS) on Oct. 10. In partnership with primary sponsor Dollar General, Fisher is turning all of her branding pink for the season finale race to raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. It will be Fisher's first start at HMS since 2007.

Fisher's car, usually a vision in Dollar General yellow, has a fresh coat of Komen pink for the event. Under the paint, Fisher will be showcasing a new, lighter, Honda- powered Dallara for the race. Fisher received the new backup car in a surprise unveiling from associate sponsor, Hartman Oil, last August.

Fisher had a chance to take her new car for a spin around HMS at a private test last week, where she turned over 100 Laps, between bouts of inclement weather.

"The new car runs great," said four-time voted 'Most Popular Driver' Fisher. "I used to have the heaviest car on the field, so this test really showed us what we could do with a lighter chassis. My fantastic crew wasn't hindered by the weather at all. We were ready to jump in and adjust when the weather allowed, and we made some major headway to prepare for the race. I can't wait to show this new car to the fans on Saturday."

This weekend will mark Fisher's third start at HMS. Her best finish at the track was in 2001, when she took home second place and inspired A. J. Foyt to radio his driver, Eliseo Salazar, "You just got passed by a girl." For her return to the track, Fisher brings a worthy cause and 100 fans from a Komen for the Cure event that accepted personal invitations from Fisher to attend the race.

"Yesterday we gave tickets to the race to local Komen for the Cure supporters," said Fisher. "TGI Fridays® hosted the giveaway at their Coral Gables location to give these amazing individuals the chance to see our pink initiative for themselves at this weekend's race. I brought my 2-seater and gave rides to anyone who came and made a donation to Komen for the Cure. I can't wait to get 'On Track for the Cause' in my Dollar General Honda on Saturday and see all of my new friends there."

For fans who couldn't make the event, Dollar General is making a commemorative hat available for sale on their website at www.dollargeneral.com. Proceeds from the sale of hats benefit Komen for the Cure. Purchasers of the limited edition hat will also receive a special pink hero card, autographed by Fisher, at no additional cost.

Fisher announced Tuesday she was holding an auction of her "pink" gear in an online auction that will be held on eBay's philanthropic website, Mission Fish. One hundred percent of proceeds from the sale of her items will benefit breast cancer research. Fans can bid on items on eBay's Mission Fish beginning today through Monday, Oct. 12, 2009.

-credit: sfr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Eliseo Salazar