Sarah Fisher wins special award

Sarah Fisher Racing Announces Fisher wins in Media, Entertainment & Sports Category; First athlete to win award INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Sep 25, 2008) IndyCar Series driver and owner of Sarah Fisher Racing, Sarah Fisher, was stunned when her name was...

Sarah Fisher Racing Announces Fisher wins in Media, Entertainment & Sports Category; First athlete to win award

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Sep 25, 2008) IndyCar Series driver and owner of Sarah Fisher Racing, Sarah Fisher, was stunned when her name was called as the winner of the fifth annual Indy's Best & Brightest under 40 Awards Thursday afternoon at the Gene B. Glick Jr. Achievement Education Center in Indianapolis, Indiana in front of a crowd of 650 business professionals. Fisher beat out nine other finalists in her industry specific category-Media, Entertainment & Sports-one of 100 total finalists across 10 categories.

"I was honored just to be nominated and become a finalist and didn't expect to win," gushed Fisher. "Being new to the whole entrepreneur thing is challenging for me as I'm use to just doing the driving part of being in autoracing but we're enjoyed our time building Sarah Fisher Racing. There are so many talented people here today that I had the honor of meeting, which is inspiring. For everyone on my team, for all my sponsors and of course, to the fans, thanks for all of your support. The 2009 racing season will be here before we know it."

The Best and Brightest initiative was created by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc. to recognize up and coming talent and the next generation of leaders in the Indianapolis community and is supported by KPMG, LLP. Finalists in each category are judged on professional accomplishments and leadership qualities. Carl Brizzi, Marion County Prosecutor and a 2004 Best & Brightest Winner, served as Chairman of the event. Gerry Dick, host of WFYI's "Inside INdiana Business," served as emcee for the fifth annual event.

-credit: sfr

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