Sarah Fisher

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Nobody had a worse May -- or a worse race day -- than Sarah Fisher. First, her sponsors backed out of their deals after Fisher and her husband poured their life savings into her new race team.

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usetacare

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May 25, 2008
 
Two of a kind?

"I really wanted to go to Kentucky, and now I don't know if we're going to do that or not," she said.

"I really wanted to go to the White House, and now I don't know if we're going to do that or not," she said.
OLDRACEFAN

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May 25, 2008
 
The truth is, she needs to take a break from IndyCar racing. I like her personally, as do many others obviously, but she makes allot of rookie mistakes that someone with her experience should'nt be making. Who tries to warm up their tires into the turns? She would be better suited to race in IndyLites or Midgets. I wish her the best of luck.
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May 26, 2008
 
The truth is, Sarah Fisher and her crew did an amazing job competeing against the Goliaths. Before May, I wonder how long it had been since she had been in the seat? And how many laps did she get to run, prior to qualifying and in practice leading up to the race?

Tony George founded the IRL, and the stated goal back in the day was to establish a series that was accessable to American open wheel drivers with American (not global) budgets. I believe I counted ten or eleven U.S born drivers in the field...at least several of them, Sarah included, were running on financial fumes. The big three teams have catering operations (with a separate rig and cook staff) that are fueled by more dollars then the little guys can scrape together for their entire budget.

I'd bet Sarah's month, and perhaps Buddy Lazier's too, would have turned out a bit better if things were a bit more equitable. Perhaps there needs to be some profit-sharing anong team owners to help insure that the IRL can continue to put a full and competitive grid on track for every event...and insure that homegrown U.S. racers aren't squeezed out of the show.
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May 27, 2008
 
Sort of like "to each according to his needs, from each according to his ability" huh? That's socialism!

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