Despite running practice laps for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing this week in preparation for the July 30th race in Michigan, the Indianapolis Star reports we are unlikely to see Sarah Fisher returning to the IRL this month.
Sarah Fisher had hoped to make her return to Indy-car racing next weekend at Michigan, but she said that's unlikely now. There's no time to test -- her last IRL race was a one-off at Indy in 2004 -- and she doesn't have the sponsorship money it takes.
That isn't to say she can't be returning next year (or whenever) as it seems she is becoming disgruntled with her prospects for NASCAR. D&R's #5 has featured Buddy Lazier and Ryan Briscoe this season, and judging from this episode they would probably stick you are me in the car if we could get proper sponsorship.
UPDATE: The IRL web site has more info on this. It turns out Ryan Briscoe has commitments for the remainder the remainder of the season beyond Milwaukee.
So any eligible driver with helmet and sponsorship check in hand should apply.
And you probably thought I was kidding about letting anyone with sponsorship drive the car.