Texas: Sarah Fisher race report

FISHER 15TH UNDER THE STARS AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY; HOWARD OUT EARLY WITH FUEL PRESSURE ISSUE FORT WORTH, TX (June 5, 2010) - Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) team owner/driver Sarah Fisher finished in the 15th position in tonight's Firestone 550K at...

FISHER 15TH UNDER THE STARS AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY; HOWARD OUT EARLY WITH FUEL PRESSURE ISSUE

FORT WORTH, TX (June 5, 2010) - Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) team owner/driver Sarah Fisher finished in the 15th position in tonight's Firestone 550K at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). Fisher started the race in the 16th spot on the starting grid and battled the racetrack all night as track conditions changed. The No. 67 Dollar General team completed five flawless pit stops and was able to gain track position in the pits.

"The Dollar General boys did a great job in the pits tonight," said Fisher. "Tonight was about keeping our heads down to keep moving through the race and trying to get better and better as the race went on. We did that, but we're going to need to do a little pre-race work going into Iowa. The boys in the pits did an awesome job tonight, so we've got to just keep building and work through it."

SFR teammate Jay Howard, pilot of the No. 66 Service Central sponsored car, was forced to retire from the 228-lap race on lap 16 with a fuel pressure issue. The team tried to resolve the issue and return the No. 66 machine to the "Great American Speedway," but unfortunately the issue returned after several laps and Howard's night ended.

"Well unfortunately tonight was not our night," said Howard, who will return to the driver's seat at Mid-Ohio. "The #66 car was coming together for us at the beginning of the race, and then unfortunately we lost fuel pressure and had to go back to the garage. The team did everything they could to solve the issue, but during our second time out, we lost it again. As always I want to thank Service Central for their continuing support and my team for all of their hard work. We will continue to work hard and be ready to go again for our next race at Mid-Ohio."

Team Penske's Ryan Briscoe took the checkered flag in tonight's Firestone 550K, followed closely by Andretti Autosport's Danica Patrick.

Fisher's 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season continues June 20 at Iowa Speedway.

-source: sfr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Ryan Briscoe , Jay Howard , Danica Patrick
Teams Andretti Autosport , Team Penske