FISHER WINS FIRESTONE TIRE-IFIC MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD SFR's Sarah Fisher Awarded $10,000 Prize From Kentucky Race LEXINGTON, OH Aug 09, 2009 Sarah Fisher of Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) was awarded the $10,000 Firestone "Tire-ific" Move of the...
FISHER WINS FIRESTONE TIRE-IFIC MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD
SFR's Sarah Fisher Awarded $10,000 Prize From Kentucky Race
LEXINGTON, OH Aug 09, 2009 Sarah Fisher of Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) was awarded the $10,000 Firestone "Tire-ific" Move of the Race award from the Kentucky race today during the pre-race ceremony for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid- Ohio Sports Car Course. Fisher edged out the races' winner, Ryan Briscoe, and the second place finisher, Ed Carpenter; in one of the closest three-way votes Firestone has ever had for the award.
"I'm so excited to win the Move of the Race award from Firestone," said Fisher, who was unable to accept the award and check in person as she is in Nashville at a Dollar General convention. "This award is for everyone on our team. The Dollar General crew did a fantastic job in the pits and we really had a great finish. Thank you so much to the fans that voted for us. I can't wait to get back on the track at Chicago."
The Firestone "Tire-ific" Move of the Race award is voted on by the fans at the IndyCar Series official website, indycar.com. Following each race, Firestone Racing nominates three drivers who best utilized their Firestone tires to make bold, dramatic moves during the event.
Less than 100 votes separated first place from third place, with more than 5,000 ballots cast for Fisher, Briscoe and Carpenter. Fisher advanced 10 positions in the race to finish 12th, her best finish since 2007 and SFR's best finish in its two-year existence.
During the check presentation, Fisher's husband and SFR's Team Manager, Andy O'Gara, along with his father and SFR's Team Co-Owner, John O'Gara, accepted the award and check in Fisher's place, because of her prior sponsor obligation.
Fisher adds the Firestone "Tire-ific" Move of the Race award to the rest of her collection from this season which included, the 2009 Spirit of Leadership Award, given to Fisher by the Women's Automotive Association International in conjunction with the National Auto Dealers Association (NADA), and the Scott Brayton Driver's Trophy following the 2009 Indianapolis 500.
While SFR and Fisher are not competing in today's Honda Indy 200, they will return to the racetrack at ChicagoLand Speedway for the Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 in Joliet, Illinois, on Saturday August 29, 2009. SFR is currently running an abbreviated IndyCar Series schedule, which includes six SuperSpeedway events, with backing from Dollar General stores.