FISHER TAKES NEW CAR FOR A SPIN DURING MIAMI PRIVATE TEST Fisher Tests Her New Wheels at Homestead-Miami Speedway HOMESTEAD, FL Sep 30, 2009 Sarah Fisher, of IndyCar Series team, Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) spent the day in Miami; testing her new...
FISHER TAKES NEW CAR FOR A SPIN DURING MIAMI
Fisher Tests Her New Wheels at Homestead-Miami Speedway
HOMESTEAD, FL Sep 30, 2009 Sarah Fisher, of IndyCar Series team, Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) spent the day in Miami; testing her new Honda powered Dallara. The driver recently received the brand new backup car in a surprise unveiling from associate sponsor, Hartman Oil, and will now drive the vehicle as her primary racecar in the upcoming race at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS) next month.
Usually a flash of Dollar General yellow, Fisher left a trail of pink as she sped by on her first lap around HMS on Wednesday afternoon after a slight delay due to inclement weather. The four-time voted Most Popular Driver has painted her car pink, along with the rest of her branding, for the season finale race on Oct. 10. Fisher's team has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to bring attention to National Breast Cancer Awareness month. This multi-faceted initiative by SFR includes an A-List party at South Beach's famous LIV Nightclub, a contest to design Fisher's official helmet for the race, along with an auction of Fisher's pink race gear to raise money for breast cancer research.
"The new car is amazing," said Fisher, who turned 66 laps during today's test. "I couldn't believe it when the Hartmans came and surprised me with it. I had to watch it on YouTube ten times before I realized it was real. I used to have the heaviest car on the field, so now I think this new, lighter car is going to give everyone a run for their money. A fresh coat of paint can't hurt, either."
"Dollar General has really jumped in, feet first, to this pink project with Komen," said Fisher. "They are always so supportive in everything we do, but all the work they are doing to help raise money for breast cancer is amazing. Getting to drive my pink Dollar General car around today is really getting me excited for all of the things we have going on for the race. It was fun testing today, but it's going to be really fun driving this car in front of the fans!"
Testing with Fisher were fellow IndyCar Series drivers Tony Kanaan, Danica Patrick, Justin Wilson, Raphael Matos, Alex Lloyd and Mario Moraes. Fisher will wrap her two-day private test Thursday at HSM before returning for the last race of the 2009 IndyCar Series season on Sat., Oct. 10, for the Firestone Indy 300 which will be carried on the VERSUS network at 4:00 EDT.