Sorry FishHeads, these are her own words in the New York Times.
While her teammate, Buddy Rice, has rallied recently — posting five top 10 finishes in his past six starts — Fisher has continued a season-long slide. She has only two top 10s and has finished 15th or 16th in her past five races.What a major bummer. It's not a total surprise, but it still seems noteworthy that despite running slower than all the other regulars she managed to stay accident free until Michigan. The talent to drive is obviously there, but for whatever reason her car never seems to be fast enough compared to her teammate. Or pretty much anyone else not named Milka or Marty.
Her struggles have her auditioning for a job again. Fisher said the team owner Dennis Reinbold will return to a one-car team next year, leaving her future as murky now as it was a year ago.
“We’ve got to have something exciting because otherwise you can’t sell what we did this year,” she said. “I’m working on creating that and working towards that. We’ll just have to see what happens.” (MORE from the New York Times)
The league can survive without her, but it's clearly stronger with Fisher in a competitive car. Her popularity is still a trememndous asset to both her and the IndyCar series. Trust me, I know - I just write the word "Fisher" in an article and my site hits double.
On the positive side:
The strain of the season, however, has not hurt her relationship with her crew chief, Andy O’Gara. The two plan to marry in Indianapolis next month. Fisher called the wedding “the bright light at the end of the tunnel” in an otherwise disappointing season. She came to Kentucky Speedway armed with invitations and laughed about a guest list that is nearing 600.