FISHER "ON TRACK FOR A CAUSE" AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY Qualifications Set Field for Cafe do Brasil Indy 300; Fisher Rolls off 17th HOMESTEAD, FL (October 1, 2010) - Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) team owner/driver Sarah Fisher took to the 1.5-mile...
FISHER "ON TRACK FOR A CAUSE" AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
Qualifications Set Field for Cafe do Brasil Indy 300; Fisher Rolls off 17th
HOMESTEAD, FL (October 1, 2010) - Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) team owner/driver Sarah Fisher took to the 1.5-mile banked oval of Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS) today with temperatures nearing 90 degrees in the Sunshine State. The No. 67 Dollar General machine is sporting a different look this weekend as the team is "going pink" for National Breast Cancer Awareness month to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®. The SFR organization is certain to capture the attention of many spectators this weekend visible as a sea of hot pink, including Fisher's firesuit, fan-designed helmet, and all team gear.
SFR started the day with a practice session at 1:30pm EST. Fisher completed a total of 38 laps in her hot pink No. 67 Dollar General Honda powered Dallara, with her fastest speed coming in at 209.850 miles per hour (mph), placing her in the 18th position on the speed charts during practice. Shortly following the early afternoon practice session, qualifications set the field for Saturday evening's Cafe do Brasil Indy 300.
Fisher clocked a two-lap average speed of 210.671 mph during her late afternoon qualifying effort, her fastest speed of the weekend, which placed her in the 17th starting position, on the inside of row 9, alongside former SFR teammate, Graham Rahal. HMS brings back great memories for Fisher, as she captured her first podium finish (2nd place) here in 2001.
"We were happy to qualify faster than we ran in practice because the field is so tight," said Fisher, who will start in her 84th career IZOD IndyCar ® Series race tomorrow night at HMS. "We have a pretty good race car and the key here is being able to move around because it's such a tough track to pass on. As long as we can move around tomorrow and make some moves, that's what's important. I'm really looking forward to being 'On Track For A Cause' tomorrow night."
Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Dario Franchitti captured the Peak Pole Award for tomorrow's Cafe do Brasil Indy 300. The IZOD IndyCar Series starting field will consist of 27 entrants.
The Cafe do Brasil Indy 300 will be telecast live in High Definition (HD) on Saturday, October 2, with pre-race beginning at 6:00 p.m. (EST) on VERSUS. The race will air live on the IMS Radio Network, XM channel 145 and Sirius channel 211. The radio broadcast also will be carried on www.indycar.com, with broadcast coverage summaries available at www.indycar.com and www.sarahfisher.com.