IRL: Driver Sarah Fisher a free agent

INDIANAPOLIS, April 8, 2002 - Indy Racing driver Sarah Fisher and former team owner Derrick Walker have amicably agreed to end their partnership effective immediately. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Sarah drove for Walker Racing during...

INDIANAPOLIS, April 8, 2002 - Indy Racing driver Sarah Fisher and former team owner Derrick Walker have amicably agreed to end their partnership effective immediately. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Sarah drove for Walker Racing during the 2000 and 2001 Indy Racing League seasons and had best finishes in 2001 of second place at Miami-Homestead Speedway, a front-row start at Richmond, and her first podium finish (3rd) at Kentucky Speedway in 2000.

Al Unser Jr. presented the IRL Crew Most Popular Driver Award to Sarah Fisher.
Photo by indyracing.com photo by Ron McQueeney.

Sarah was also voted the IRL's most popular driver during the 2001 season, but has been sidelined so far in 2002 since the Walker Racing team has been unable to obtain sponsorship for her to race in the IRL. "Derrick Walker and I have agreed to go our separate ways," said Sarah. "During the time I was there, Walker Racing almost became a second family for me. But we haven't been racing in the IRL this season and that is what I need to do. I learned an enormous amount during my time at Walker Racing and I will always be grateful to Derrick for that."

Since she first began driving in the IRL, Sarah has been featured on numerous high-profile television shows including; The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live! With Regis and Kelly, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, ABC Evening News, CBS News this Morning, HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, The Other Half and Good Morning America.

In addition, she has been profiled in Sports Illustrated, People, Teen People, Cosmo Girl, ESPN Magazine, Mademoiselle, Glamour, and Indianapolis Monthly. Sarah's exposure also includes newspaper articles in USA Today, Indianapolis Star, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, NY Post, Miami Herald among many others, and she has been a guest on hundreds of radio shows including the nationally-syndicated Bob and Tom Show.

Up next for Sarah will be the 26th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at Long Beach, Calif. on April 13. Sarah will be competing against 16 other pros and celebrity drivers in identically-prepared Toyota Celica cars.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Al Unser Jr. , Jay Leno