Who wants a ride?

Posted by Iannucci | 5/06/2009 | 5 comments »
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This just in, for all of you still on the fence about twitter. It involves the word "FREE".

Beginning this May 2009, fans can follow IndyCar driver and team owner Sarah Fisher, of Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR), on Twitter as she attempts to qualify for her eighth Indianapolis 500. Along with updating fans throughout the month of May via "tweets", Fisher will at some point during the month of May giveaway a free 2-seater ride courtesy of the Indy Racing Experience in a real IndyCar at blistering speeds of nearly 180 miles per hour.

"Someone asked me the other day what Twitter was, and I said 'Follow me and find out!'" said Fisher, who begins practice in her Dollar General Dallara today for the Indianapolis 500. "I'm really new to this 'Twitter' thing, but it's really exciting with how quickly it's taken off. I've always believed in giving back and, especially now, after last May. With that, we'll be updating you on the race team and how practice, appearances and the month are going, via Twitter. We'll also giveaway that 2-seater ride to one lucky fan, so keep following."

Fans can follow Fisher for free via her Twitter account, SarahFisher67, where Fisher will offer an Indy Racing Experience 2-seater ride redemption coupon sometime during the month of May. In addition to the hallmark 2-seater ride opportunity, fans will be given an inside track to the inner workings of SFR, being an owner/driver and getting updates from pit lane in real time.

(MORE at SarahFisher.com)
Our buddy pressdog has a great list of others IndyCar types on twitter. If you want to have your time sucked up like a vaccuum, we encourage you to join us.


  1. Anonymous // May 06, 2009 6:59 PM  

    I HATE twitter

    "Tweets" if they were dunb enough to name this mindless deal TWITter then your messages are not "tweets" they are "TWITS"!

  2. Iannucci // May 06, 2009 7:01 PM  

    Wow. Looks like someone had an extra helping of HaterTots.

  3. Sarah Fan // May 07, 2009 5:14 AM  

    Twitter's only good for people who don't have a real life, and real jobs. Journalists, reporters, and master bloggers excepted - it IS your job. The rest of us, if we want to keep our employment, do the work we're paid to do when at work.

  4. AZZO45 // May 07, 2009 7:01 AM  

    Technically Mr (or Ms.) Anonymous is correct... its TWITter not TWEETter! :) :) :)

    SarahFan... I would think some reporters & master bloggers would secretly hate it too. Your old job was to craft one or two solid stories a day... now you have to still write that required story & "TWIT" numerous additional info as well.

    Information OVER-LOAD? Seems like the job of an editor has become as extinct as the dinosaurs with twitter?? How many Journalism majors are secretly praying for "tweeter" to be a fad???

  5. pressdog // May 07, 2009 7:51 AM  

    Like everything online, there's a lot of chaff with the wheat when it comes to Twitter. Lots of prattle, for sure, but there's also an off button. On days like today (Wed. 5/7) it becomes almost like a chat room, which has its benefits. I think all the online stuff actually encourages excellence in journalism, frankly, because you can no longer just phone in the obvious. That's already been tweeted many times. Kind of that "competition brings out excellence" theory. I mean, today we can all read the news releases from the teams and league. Don't need "reporters" to regurgitate them to us. But writing skill, ability to find sources, to look beyond the obvious, that has more of a place than ever, IMO.