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The youngest woman ever drive Indy cars also the first female owner driver of her own team.
And she's you know she's going pink.
The support a good cause -- fifth of their vision racing announced today -- to kick off national Breast Cancer Awareness Month she will put aside her Dollar General yellow.
For this season's closing race in October changing all of the branding on her race car to pig he joins us now -- -- talk about.
Her efforts in racing towards a cure is Sarah thanks for joining -- tonight.
Thanks for having me OK on.
A -- car.
Yeah I would think that what you wanna -- your car looking bad looking -- and maybe some flames -- on the side this is it make you feel like you go any slower is it.
-- now you know I never -- I would ever Wear pink and -- for a good cause then you know certainly to reach out and and to be part of the fight for the -- is is very important and that's it's personal and we're glad to be able to do.
So tell me -- eligible to accomplish -- by having the -- -- I'm sure a lot of other ancillary things that you're going to be dealing with here in it is it just the last race of the season.
Well there's a lot of things there's there's things we're going to be rolling out as we approach that race weekend you can follow it at Sarah Fisher 67 on Twitter.
But there's you know to raise money for the cause there's also to bring about the awareness evidence.
You know I think it's great to have such as supporting partner with Dollar General to be able to paint the whole operation -- not -- the car.
How important is it for you to be able to be involved in oh charities like this at this point time in your career I -- the open.
You're the youngest female driver rating indeed you've had -- some accomplishments throughout your career do you feel like right now.
You're you're an owner of the team that you give back a little bit more.
Absolutely you know last year when we -- our our first Indianapolis 500 at -- Fisher racing.
You know and we had -- sponsorship issues that fans got together and donated almost over 50000 dollars.
And -- -- of those 50000 fans you know I'm sure one or two has issues a homeland and to be a part of this.
Is just a great initiative you know every 68 seconds a woman -- of breast cancer and that's that's a lap and a half at Indy so it's pretty -- -- pretty important costs.
By talk about securing sponsorship dollars and had to be unbelievably difficult right now I know you've experienced that.
Those issues -- over the last couple years it's all throughout racing do you see any turn yelled down the road because we always talk about.
Green shoots in the economy in light at the end of the tunnel is there anything is there any light at the end of the tunnel for racing.
I think so you know now that we have you know open wheel racing is one big series now and you know -- it's unified I think.
The fan base is gonna get better it's it's easier to follow and -- providing better entertainment or providing better value for our sponsors like Dollar -- so.
I think when we're able to do that and -- -- a better package together as a unified sport I think it's going to be good long term.
-- -- broken a lot of barriers I know you -- NASCAR with the the grand national NASCAR west series for a year.
How did that go for you -- you did did you ever think maybe I try that again down the road was that enough -- Obviously at all my -- than one basket as dumped and I started by an IndyCar team that my husband so.
You know when you do something not big -- invest everything you've ever.
I your pretty pretty dedicated to about one area but.
And you never say never at that the good opportunity.
You know maybe we jump in a stock -- down the road -- and dollar general's apart there.
The Nationwide Series so there's always an opportunity and and.
You know we'll see where it goes there and I'm pretty focused on the IndyCar stuff -- look at you look at Danica Patrick.
Certainly -- could do -- is -- is another open wheel racer you think they're more and more opportunities gonna come about for female drivers both in the open wheel and I guess for NASCAR's -- -- and -- Well up so you know I think for myself I've started at the age of five and not -- point for years -- so.
There's a lot of background to landing dining girls that has seen that you know myself being an IndyCar Series for ten years I think that.
You know given girls a place to start and I think you know the younger they're starting more that are coming along better reflection as an owner now with a different hat on.
And that will be able to pick from going forward by the prejudices started to erode and other -- I guess both with in the racing community it was in the fan base to say you know what.
These drivers -- drivers doesn't matter whether they're male or female.
In -- -- is based on the individual all really you know to have the talent the ability to be where and that.
There have to be some kind of packed crowds at bat now it it's not just because a female -- not just because now I mean.
There's there's a lot of talent a lot of hard work in the -- that and I think of individual can pull off then.
It's doable by what's next for you you want -- all right you right you're facing a limited schedule right now.
With the Dollar General car you look at that you're your team -- you look at a full schedule next she'll get ramping that up.
I'd like you you know we certainly are focused on -- we have -- we grew a 100% this year from last year grant from the races to six races so.
You know to be able to do that -- we have to.
You know keep increasing our numbers and keep doing -- we're doing -- on track with the results are providing.
As -- off track -- business side so.
We're very happy with that and as long as we keep down not apple be happy no matter that the full season -- -- -- -- -- want to wrap it up talking about the business side he jumped -- you talked about it being an owner.
How difficult is that an -- the NASCAR at this field has gotten a great deal attention -- Tony Stewart now becoming an owner this year he's had a lot of success but.
Is it as tough as you thought it might be when you made that jump or is it you know maybe even a little easier.
You know I think it's -- it's it's more about time management having good people around means I'm the only owner here so there's a lot of responsibility in the -- on the chancellor's.
But my husband runs a technical center -- -- -- You know there's a lot of camaraderie and has a lot of things that that had gone behind the scenes that that make it all happen and make the on track product looks so that -- -- very proud of that.
It is harder that's a lot of time but I enjoy every minute one sure the on track product is gonna look good.
In -- and very fast in -- we all hope is well later on in the season driving for a cure is Sarah Fisher.
It's all for breast cancer awareness we appreciate you joining us there.
Thanks for having fun that's the --
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