A STRONG BUCKEYE DUO HEADED TO THE BLUEGRASS STATE Fisher and Rahal Anxious to be on Track Saturday Evening for the Kentucky Indy 300 INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Sept. 2, 2010)- Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) driver/team owner, Sarah Fisher, and teammate...
A STRONG BUCKEYE DUO HEADED TO THE BLUEGRASS STATE
Fisher and Rahal Anxious to be on Track Saturday Evening for the Kentucky Indy 300
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Sept. 2, 2010)- Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) driver/team owner, Sarah Fisher, and teammate Graham Rahal, who competed in three events for SFR earlier this season, will return to their cockpits this weekend at Kentucky Speedway for the Kentucky Indy 300. The 29-year old Fisher, will be making her ninth start on the 1.5-mile tri-oval, where she captured her first podium finish in 2000, while teammate Graham Rahal will be making his third career start at Kentucky Speedway. The race takes place at the tri-oval track in Sparta, Kentucky, located halfway between Louisville and Cincinnati.
Fisher, who captured her first pole position at Kentucky Speedway in 2002 and still holds the track qualifying record with a speed of 221.390 mph will be making her 82nd career IZOD IndyCar ® Series start this weekend at the Kentucky Indy 300, on the track which she calls her favorite. "The whole team is excited for this weekend's race at Kentucky Speedway," said Fisher, whose team is also celebrating the three-year anniversary with their primary sponsor, Dollar General. "To return for the third year, driving the Dollar General car at the place where they started their partnership in 2008 with SFR will be an honor. And on top of that opportunity, Service Central picked up an additional race for our second car program with Graham Rahal. Working with a fellow Buckeye teammate will probably be the most fun I've had all year. We have been tracking his results this year, and together, the team will overall have an opportunity to grow yet again. Results seem to follow when you have fun with the task at hand, so I am expecting some great results this weekend."
The SFR No. 66 Service Central sponsored car, driven by Graham Rahal, will be joining the SFR No. 67 Dollar General machine, driven by Fisher, on track at Kentucky Speedway. This race will mark Rahal's fourth start of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season for SFR, after competing with the team on the Streets of St. Petersburg, at Barber Motorsports Park and on the Streets of Long Beach. This will be the second event in which Rahal will be running with the support of Service Central. "I'm thrilled to be back in the car with SFR at Kentucky this weekend, especially with NTB and Service Central who supported me at Mid Ohio," said Rahal, who scored a solid top-five finish last year at Kentucky. "I'm extremely grateful for this opportunity, and I'm hoping we can give Service Central a great result in the No. 66 machine."