Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Posted by Iannucci | 7/20/2006 | 0 comments »
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Not to leapfrog news of this weekend in Milwaukee, but a little blurb appeared in the Detroit Free Press today. An observation this week at Michigan International Speedway, location of Firestone Indy 400 on July 30th:

Sarah Fisher is set to return to the series at MIS in a Dreyer & Reinbold Racing entry.

The prodigal daughter has returned - if only for one race - and we're going to have TWO women in an IRL race.

Sarah Fisher gained fame in 1999 as the third woman to drive in the Indianapolis 500, and many hoped in 2000 she and Boulder Sam would be the future of the IRL. They were half right. Fisher has finished as high as second (Homestead, 2001) in her IRL career, but she has only raced in one race since the end of the 2003 season. She has since gone on to try her hand at NASCAR, although she has yet to start even a Craftsman or Busch series race.