Outreach pays off for Sarah Fisher

December 11, 2008
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sarahIndy Racing League team owner and driver Sarah Fisher will step away from her office at her race shop to guest co-host the Smiley Morning Radio Show on WZPL-FM 99.5 along with Dave Smiley tomorrow. Fisher takes over hosting duties for Smiley’s co-host KJ and will report the news along with the Hollywood Dirt report with the help of EXTRA TV’s Carlos Diaz. The radio studio has become Fisher’s third office after her race car and race shop. This is the fourth time Fisher has guest co-hosted the show. Fisher has also delivered television news for local Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR and counted down national music for VH1’s Top 20 Countdown.

To call-in to the show from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., you can reach Smiley and Fisher at (317) 228-1099 or toll-free at (877) 385-1099.

Tomorrow Fisher kicks off the last day of her Sarah Fisher Racing “12 Days of Christmas Food Drive” benefiting the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. Donations are still being accepted at Sarah Fisher Racing, O’Gara’s Irish Pub and Lamping Cleaners until 6 p.m.

All Fisher’s outreach efforts appear to be paying off. Yesterday, SFR marketing chief Klint Briney told me the team is closing in on finalizing several sponsorship deals that will put Fisher on the track for at least all the IRL’s oval races. A future move to a bigger shop is also a possibility. “Despite the economy,” Briney said, “things are going really well for us right now.”
  • Sarah has a big heart, works hard and is a smart young lady. She is someone to be revered for not giving up on her dream and deserves the recognition she gets for her efforts. Three cheers for Sarah.

    Perhaps the naysayers can be nice for a change and say something complimentary of Sarah or else just say nothing at all. Sarah deserves our praise!
  • Go Sarah! We love you on the track and behind the mike - good for you - you deserve it!
  • OK, I'll give it try...she has a ride in the IRL because of her gender
  • SouthSideDave; evidently you don't know much about her. She has EARNED every thing she has; including the IRL ride. She works hard, she is very bright AND she is a very classy young lady.
  • Sarah actually has a ride because she has forged her own team. No one else would give her a fair shot.
  • SSD and some of the others would criticize Jesus if he was connected to the IRL.
  • Nice job, Sarah. It takes some gumption to run your own team. Glad to see you stick with it. It is nice to see results (sponsorship) from all the PR work that you do.

    It's unbelievable how SouthSideDave and the other naysayers can make every little thing on this forum negative. So let's review: what makes someone so negative?

    Negative people are not happy about themselves inside. It is usually caused by low self-esteem or various mental illnesses. Negative people insist on putting down every little thing in order to make themselves feel better. They have a difficult time understanding that anything in life can improve into something better.
  • Great post FrontSide Rich. You are right on about SSD. And the same holds true for the next collection of Nattering Nabobs of Negativity, namely, Stan, Duh Hooey, Brett and the Snortin Moron.
  • Sarah is an example of a hard working person with a dream and a vision--and the dedication to stick to it. in a day when most IRL drivers could not locate Indy a map without a travel agent, we should be extra proud of her. We need more people like Sarah in all professional sports. A much better role model than some of the other groomed stars. Dale Jr. would be lucky to be out of go karts if it weren't for his father and the fact that NASCAR is about an honest a sport as Chicago politics.
  • Sarah was voted the IRL's favorite driver one year when she wasn't driving in the IRL. What kind of mindset does it take to do that? Of course, the dearth of any significant other choice probably had a lot to do with it.
  • What are all you nancy boys crying about now? Its a proven fact that psychoanalyzers are the most psychotic of all humans.
  • Closing in on several sponsorship deals. What happened to Dollar General? ResQ? LMAO...Fisher is proof that anyone can race in the EARL, she's the female Marty Roth. By the way, she started her own team because NO ONE offered her a ride becuase she has zero results.
  • I consider myself fairly objective, and I don't think it's fair to compare Sarah to Marty Roth. For crying out loud. Sarah has won a pole position and finished 2nd place in an IRL race. Granted, her performance at Indy has historically been underwhelming. But she was very competitive at lower levels of racing and has shown glimpses in the IRL. Now come on, Marty never did any of that. As for who gets offered rides, that's a complicated formula that goes way beyond just results on the track. It shouldn't be that way, but we all know it can be.

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