• Aug 4th 2006 at 5:04PM
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Once named IndyCar Racing's most popular driver, 25 year-old Sarah Fisher has been without a ride since 2004. That all changed Thursday when Dreyer and Reinbold Racing announced that Fisher will drive for the team in the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway August 13.
This will mark the first time that two women (Fisher and Danica Patrick) have competed in an IndyCar event since the 2002 Indy 500. Interestingly, both Fisher and Patrick have qualified on the pole at the Kentucky Speedway, and Fisher still holds the IndyCar qualifying record at the track.

Fisher hasn't been idle since losing her IRL ride, racing in the NASCAR Grand National Division's western regional series. The one-off deal with Dreyer and Reinbold may be extended if the Kentucky race goes well for Fisher.

[Sources: Columbus Dispatch, SarahFisher.com]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 9 Years Ago
      You go girl!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Yet another reason to watch IRL; it should be interesting.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I wonder how long before she smacks a wall.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #4: Galley, you say that like there are other reasons to watch IRL. I'm intrigued! Tell me more!
      Roni Parsley
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm super excited for Sarah- she has talent, guys! Put her with a good team and I think she will impress everyone. I'm glad she's got a ride for KY and I hope she is able to perform well enough to get a permanent one. A lot will be riding on this one race. As for comparison, she's so much nicer and down-to-earth then D.P.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Isnt the only reason to watch irl to see the wrecks
      • 9 Years Ago
      There are quite a few more deserving drivers than her that should have a shot and moving up.