FISHER OPENS TEXAS RACE WEEKEND FORT WORTH, TX Jun 04, 2009 Sarah Fisher returned for her 10th time to practice for the Bombardier LearJet 550 Thursday evening under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). Fisher turned 48 laps in her...
FISHER OPENS TEXAS RACE WEEKEND
FORT WORTH, TX Jun 04, 2009 Sarah Fisher returned for her 10th time to practice for the Bombardier LearJet 550 Thursday evening under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). Fisher turned 48 laps in her No. 67 Dollar General Honda with a best speed of 212.250 on her 12th lap.
"It's nice to get back here to Texas Motor Speedway," said Fisher, whose best start at TMS is 9th and came in 2002. "It's really fast in the dark here at Texas and it's sure to be a great show. I wish we could have gotten some more laps in today. The Dollar General car felt pretty good right away in traffic and that's a first for this year; which feels like we are making strides towards a good finish."
Though it was her 10th time as a driver at TMS, this was Fisher's first time at the track as a team owner. Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) will be making their third start of the 2009 IndyCar Series season and first start at TMS.
"It feels so amazing to be here as an owner," continued Fisher. "I love Texas and not having the funds to compete here last year was tough. It was good motivation to work really hard so we could make it here this year."
SFR will close the evening by repairing a gearing-related issue prior to Friday's first session of practice and qualifications at 2:00 p.m and 5:30 p.m. Central, respectively.
Fisher's 2009 IndyCar Series season continues June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway. The race will be telecast live in High Definition (HD) at 9 p.m. (EDT) on VERSUS. The race will air live on the IMS Radio Network, XM channel 145 and Sirius channel 211. The radio broadcast also will be carried on www.indycar.com, with broadcast coverage summaries available at www.indycar.com and www.sarahfisher.com.