by David Phillips on August 30th, 2011
Monica Clara Brand’s name may not be quite as familiar to IndyCar fans as those of Sarah Fisher and Danica Patrick, but she has much in common with them. Like Fisher she has qualified on the pole for an IndyCar race . . . 30 by actual count. And, like Patrick, she has finished an IndyCar race in Victory Lane. In fact, Brand has more than 25 wins to her credit from MIS to Iowa to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. What distinguishes Brand’s racing career from those of Fisher and Patrick is that all of her IndyCar success has come in a digitized Dallara on the virtual race tracks of iRacing.com. In fact, the 34 year old resident of Bucharest, Romania has never even attended a “real world” IZOD IndyCar [...]
November 29th, 2010
Sarah Fisher will retire as a driver in 2011, handing the seat of her IZOD IndyCar Series entry to Ed Carpenter. (Jim Haines/IRL IndyCar Photo) INDIANAPOLIS — Sarah Fisher will move from the drivers seat to the owner’s chair permanently in 2011, handing the reigns of her No. 67 Dollar General Dallara Honda over to Ed Carpenter for nine races next season.
May 25th, 2010
Race day at the Indianapolis 500 this year could have a new name — ladies’ day.
May 18th, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS — The addition of Brazil’s Ana Beatriz to the Indianapolis 500 entry list means a record five female drivers are entered for this year’s race. The previous high was three, which included Danica Patrick, Sarah Fisher and Milka Duno from 2007-2009.
April 14th, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS — Team owner Sarah Fisher and driver Jay Howard ceremonially delivered the first entry for the 2010 Indianapolis 500 Wednesday afternoon. Fisher and Howard handed the entry for Howard’s No. 66 Service Control Honda-Dallara to Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Jeff Belskus with Indy Racing League President of Competition Brian Barnhart also on hand.
April 7th, 2010
Graham Rahal has extended his deal with Sarah Fisher Racing to include Long Beach, with the team securing extra funding from its backers to add the Californian street race to its schedule. The 21-year-old American had initially been expected to return to former team Newman/Haas/Lanigan from Long Beach onwards, but will now contest a third race with SFR before handing the car back to owner/driver Sarah Fisher from the first oval race of the season at Kansas
March 11th, 2010
PLAINFIELD, Ill. — Graham Rahal and Alex Lloyd are rideless no more.
Graham Rahal, who has been searching for a ride since losing his seat at Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing because of sponsorship woes, will drive the No. 67 Dollar General entry for Sarah Fisher Racing on the Streets of St. Petersburg and at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.