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HOWARD WRAPS UP PRIVATE TEST AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY; UNVEILED LOOK OF NO. 66 Howard Opens 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series Season on May 1 at Kansas Speedway KANSAS CITY, KS (Apr. 21, 2010)-Jay Howard, of IZOD IndyCar ® Series team, Sarah Fisher Racing...

HOWARD WRAPS UP PRIVATE TEST AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY; UNVEILED LOOK OF NO. 66

Howard Opens 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series Season on May 1 at Kansas Speedway KANSAS CITY, KS (Apr. 21, 2010)-Jay Howard, of IZOD IndyCar ® Series team, Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) spent the day in Kansas City; testing his No. 66 Service Central sponsored Honda powered Dallara, while participating in a private test on the 1.5-mile tri-oval.

The No. 66 Service Central sponsored car was unveiled during a press conference at Noon Central Time. IZOD IndyCar Series driver Jay Howard; Sarah Fisher Racing team owner, Sarah Fisher; Orland Wolford, President and CEO of TBC Retail Group; and Bob Crostarosa, Senior Vice-President of Marketing and Advertising of TBC Retail Group were all in attendance at the media function.

"We are proud to support the first woman-owned IZOD IndyCar Series team," said Orland Wolford, during this afternoon's press conference. "Sarah's drive and determination, as a business owner and driver aligns with the foundation of TBC Retail Group. We look forward to watching her build this competitive team. This sponsorship provides a great venue for us to launch our Service Central brand to consumers, and we are thrilled to have IZOD IndyCar Series driver Jay Howard pilot our #66 Service Central IndyCar. His passion for this sport and skill behind the wheel is sure to get him noticed this year. We look forward to our inaugural IZOD IndyCar Series season with Sarah Fisher Racing. This will be a win-win for all of us."

Following the press conference, Howard completed 115 laps on the banked oval, before ending the day with strong speed and a positive outlook for next week's race.

"I am over the moon with our first test," said Howard. "The Service Central car was built perfectly by my crew at SFR and the test was a great success. It was great to unveil the No. 66 Service Central car today, and I couldn't be more excited to represent the Service Central brand. I am really looking forward to being back on track again, and I'm anxious to see how we do here next week."

Jay Howard, along with teammate Sarah Fisher, will return to Kansas Speedway next week for the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300, which will open the oval part of the season for SFR and the IZOD IndyCar Series. Kansas Speedway will be the first race of the 2010 season for both Fisher and Howard.

The IZOD IndyCar ® Series returns May 1 for the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway, which will be the 5th race of the 17-race 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season. SFR drivers Sarah Fisher and Jay Howard will open the oval part of the season for the team at this venue. The race will be aired live on ABC at 1:30pm EST on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Additional coverage will be available on IMS Radio, XM Satellite Radio Channel 145 "IndyCar Racing," along with broadcast coverage summaries available at www.indycar.comand www.sarahfisher.com.

-source: sfr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Jay Howard