IRL: IndyCar drivers on television

America To Wake Up With Sarah Fisher on May 3 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, April 30, 2004 -- Sarah Fisher isn't accustomed to passengers in an IRL IndyCar® Series car. But the four-time Indianapolis 500 participant will have one in the back seat of...

America To Wake Up With Sarah Fisher on May 3

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, April 30, 2004 -- Sarah Fisher isn't accustomed to passengers in an IRL IndyCar® Series car.

But the four-time Indianapolis 500 participant will have one in the back seat of the IRL Experience gas-powered two-seater during a live segment on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" at 8:45 a.m. (EDT) on May 3.

The appearance is one of several for Fisher and IndyCar Series drivers Scott Sharp and Dan Wheldon in New York on May 3-4 in preparation for Opening Day of the Indianapolis 500 on May 9. Sharp and Wheldon will be interviewed on ESPN2's "Cold Pizza" (7-9 a.m. EDT) and will be guests at a luncheon from noon-2 p.m. (EDT) at the ESPN Zone on Times Square on May 4.

Other IndyCar Series drivers also will be making appearances across the country on May 3 and 4. Adrian Fernandez and Bryan Herta will be guests at a luncheon at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim, Calif., on May 3. A.J. Foyt IV and Darren Manning will be guests at a luncheon at the ESPN Zone in Chicago on May 4.

Fisher on April 28 unveiled the No. 39 Bryant Heating & Cooling Dallara/Honda/Firestone she will drive for Kelley Racing in the 88th Indianapolis 500 on May 30. Fisher also participated in the IndyCar Series Open Test at the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway on April 28-29.

Fisher's first two 500-Mile Race starts were with Walker Racing, in 2000 and 2001. Each race she finished 31st. In 2002, she drove for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and qualified ninth at 229.439 mph, a record for a woman at the Speedway. She wound up 24th despite completing 196 laps. Last year, again with Dreyer & Reinbold, she placed 31st.

"There are only a couple of drivers who are in that arena hired in good quality, first-class stuff," Fisher said. "And that makes me so happy to be hired on at Kelley (Racing).

"It's really exciting to be part of a team that has a reputation of doing well at the Speedway. Even though it's only one race for right now, I'm going to make the best of that one race as I possibly can."

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The 2004 IRL IndyCar Series season continues with the 88th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Noon (EDT) on May 30 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race will be broadcast live on ABC and the IMS Radio Network. The Menards Infiniti Pro Series Futaba Freedom 100 will take place at 2 p.m. (EDT) on May 22 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race will be broadcast live by ESPN2.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Darren Manning , Sarah Fisher , Scott Sharp , Adrian Fernandez , Bryan Herta , Dan Wheldon , A.J. Foyt
Tags TV