Sarah Fisher Racing names Rahal for Long Beach

SFR ADDS ONE MORE RACE TO RAHAL'S CAMPAIGN Sarah Fisher Racing and Dollar General Announce the Addition of Long Beach with Rahal Indianapolis, IN (April 6, 2010) -In partnership with Dollar General, Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) is pleased to ...

SFR ADDS ONE MORE RACE TO RAHAL'S CAMPAIGN
Sarah Fisher Racing and Dollar General Announce the Addition of Long Beach with Rahal

Indianapolis, IN (April 6, 2010) -In partnership with Dollar General, Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) is pleased to announce the addition of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach to its 2010 schedule, with IZOD IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal behind the wheel.

"SFR is very thankful to Dollar General and Direct Supply to give us the opportunity to compete on the Streets of Long Beach for the first time," said Fisher, who will open her 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season at Kansas Speedway on May 1. "Graham had been very excited about the potential of putting this together from the start of his time with the team. I am proud of where we have been able to go in such a short period of time. Certainly the idea of growing a program past the set budget was a difficult task for everyone involved, but knowing Graham will do a great job on and off the track makes every effort worth it."

Rahal, who scored SFR's first top-ten finish just a few weeks ago in St. Petersburg, will return to the streets of Long Beach on April 18, where he holds a best finish of 8th place, which came in 2007. As the youngest winner in IndyCar history, Rahal is excited about the extended opportunity with Dollar General and SFR.

"I'm extremely excited to be joining SFR yet again for Long Beach," said Rahal. "It is certainly one of the greatest sporting events, and I am just proud to say that I will be returning again. I am very thankful for what Sarah, Direct Supply, and the Dollar General folks have done to extend their program with SFR, and we will be working extremely hard to make them proud."

Dollar General continues to support SFR in their endeavors towards a full season effort. The opportunities that Dollar General have given SFR have made an incredible impact on their growth, as SFR continually tries to add outside value to their program; Rahal has become one of those initiatives.

"We are pleased to have Graham Rahal drive the Dollar General car for an additional race this season," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "Graham brings a winning record to our partnership, and we're excited to have him on our team."

Direct Supply is also partnering with the initiative of Rahal's campaign with SFR. This is Direct Supply's third season with the growing team.

"Direct Supply is very excited to be a part of Sarah Fisher Racing at Long Beach," remarked Bob Hillis, CEO of Direct Supply. "We have been a part of Sarah's great team since she started, and the team has all become a family to us. It is an added pleasure to have the terrific Graham Rahal driving for Sarah again, after his great performance in St. Petersburg. Sarah Fisher Racing is the team to watch at Long Beach."

-source: srf

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Graham Rahal