Big Fish

Posted by Iannucci | 2/27/2008 | 6 comments »
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If you listen closely you can hear the rejoicing of FishHeads everywhere.

Sarah Fisher, the first woman to secure a pole position and finish as high as second in an IndyCar Series event, adds another first to her résumé: team owner.

Fisher, 27, will announce Wednesday at Homestead-Miami Speedway that she will field a one-car, part-time effort this season, becoming the first woman to own an IRL team since the series launched in 1996.

"We're at about eight employees, not including myself," Fisher said. "This isn't something I really thought about doing until recently. It's been a little stressful, but I've had a great time doing it."

(MORE from USAToday)
Thanks to the ever-vigilant pressdog for forwarding this to me at 5am.


  1. Tabernerus // February 27, 2008 8:32 AM  

    Nice move for her. I assume she's keeping the AAMCO sponsorship. It'll be interesting to see how she performs, and whether she can build toward a full-time program for 2009.

    So who's watching the press conference? I'll be at work, and can't really take the time to watch. I'm TiVoing it on Speed.

  2. Edmund // February 27, 2008 8:38 AM  

    I think it's being streamed on Never let work get in the way of Indycar racing! I'm tivoing on Speed and ESPNNews, and I'll try to catch the live stream too. I'm not obsessed, really.

  3. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. // February 27, 2008 9:30 AM  


  4. Bash // February 27, 2008 10:06 AM  

    go, fisher queen! Have a stupid meeting during press conference, so will watch at home tonight. Glad Sarah's taking her future into her own hands!

  5. megan from indy // February 27, 2008 12:53 PM  

    Go Sarah, now show Danica how it's done!

  6. Dale Nixon // February 28, 2008 7:53 AM  

    I thought this was supposed to be telecast with Milka's sponsorship announcement of Team Raul Castro?