FISHER DROVE FOR A CAUSE TODAY AT INDYCAR SERIES SEASON FINALE; FIRESTONE PRESENTS FISHER WITH DONATION FOR KOMEN
Fisher Finished 17th at Homestead-Miami Speedway Today
HOMESTEAD, FL Oct 10, 2009 Sarah Fisher, of Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR), raced for the first time in a pink car to support the fight against breast cancer. While a fuel pressure issue hampered her qualifying start during Friday's practice session, Fisher finished her fight Saturday night and completed the race with all four wheels. Just prior to the race, Firestone presented Fisher with a check for $10,000 dollars to help her in the fight against breast cancer.
"Today just wasn't our day," said Fisher. "We went aggressive on a shock change with the Dollar General car, post-qualifying. I couldn't get a good handle on the car the entire race."
Fisher pitted early to adjust her front wing in an effort to correct the issue, but the team's consistent attempts to relieve the push Fisher was struggling with were futile. Despite the frustrations, Fisher never gave up.
"I was going to try and finish the race no matter what," said a disappointed Fisher. "To head into the off-season this way after all of our hard work is a huge let down, but we realize that the opportunity to learn lies in what got the best of us tonight."
Tonight's race didn't wrap Fisher's team's efforts to end breast cancer forever. The team is auctioning off its pink race gear and other items donated by celebrities on eBay's Mission Fish website. A pink walled tire, similar to the ones Fisher raced with tonight is also up for bids with the signatures of tonight's entire starting lineup.
The team is expected to expand over the interim, after Friday's announcement that they would be adding a second driver at select events in 2010 with backing from Tire Kingdom.