SFR, SARAH FISHER DEBUT AT INDY WITH RUBB OF THE WING BY SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) debuted today first under the national spotlight of hosting presidential hopeful Senator Hillary Clinton at the ...
SFR, SARAH FISHER DEBUT AT INDY WITH RUBB OF THE WING BY SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON
INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) debuted today first under the national spotlight of hosting presidential hopeful Senator Hillary Clinton at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before taking to the track for the start of practice for veterans for the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500. Fisher completed just 16 laps during her first shakedown of her No. 67 Honda powered dallara when the checkered flag flew to conclude practice at 6:00 p.m..
"To host Senator Clinton was truly an honor," said Fisher, who announced her endorsement of Clinton on May 4, 2008. "What she's trying to accomplish in her world is exactly what I'm trying to accomplish with starting my own race team--I'm honored she accepted our invitation to tour our garage. All of this began today when I finally got back in the car for the start of practice. It was hard for me to wait to get on the track but we had a quick shakedown and obviously didn't clock many laps. It was more for me to get comfortable back in the race car and begin to figure out the new paddle shifting. For me with this being my first race of the 2008 season, I haven't used the paddle shifters yet. It is something I'm going to have to get use to. What they mean. What it wants. What it doesn't want. But it was a good start and we'll go from there tomorrow."
Fisher and SFR hit the track around 5:10 p.m. for an installation check and to begin the learning curve of using the newly-introduced paddle shifting system. Of the 1378 total laps clocked, Fisher turned in the second least laps of the 31 total drivers behind rookie Mario Moraes. Max Papis was the busiest driver on the track with 70 totals laps clocked.
SFR announced the formation of the team earlier this year which is owned by IndyCar Series veteran Fisher and father-in-law, John O'Gara. Further, they announced on February 27, 2008 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, their intention to compete in the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500. On April 8, 2008, SFR announced they would also compete at Kentucky Speedway and ChicagoLand Speedway.