Indianapolis, IN—In partnership with Dollar General, Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) is proud to announce the addition of Graham Rahal to the driver's seat of the no. 67 Dollar General car for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
"We are all very enthusiastic about having Graham in the seat for the two road course races that start off our season," said Fisher, whose 2010 IZOD IndyCar ® Series schedule includes all the domestic oval races. "He has incredible talent. When it was brought to my attention that he was available, I reached out to Dollar General who was in full support of our decision to give Graham the opportunity."
"Sarah has clearly done an impressive job building Sarah Fisher Racing and I really thank her, the team, and Dollar General for this opportunity to compete in St. Pete and at Barber Motorsports Park," said Rahal. "I can't wait to get behind the wheel of the Dollar General No. 67 car and hopefully contribute to the success of SFR."
In the first appearance of the Dollar General IndyCar without driver Sarah Fisher at the helm, Dollar General's support of SFR remains strong.
"Dollar General would like to welcome Graham to our racing family," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "We look forward to supporting him and cheering him on in the Dollar General No. 67 Honda."
The IZOD IndyCar Series kicks off its 2010 schedule on March 14 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The race will be shown live in High Definition (HD) on the VERSUS (VS) Network at noon (EST). Additional coverage will be available on the IMS Radio Network and XM Satellite Radio's "IndyCar Racing" channel 145, with a broadcast coverage summary available at www.indycar.com.
About Graham Rahal:
While climbing the racing ladder to the IZOD IndyCar Series, Graham Rahal (now 21 years old) became the youngest SCCA National Champion in history, the youngest race winner in the history of the Star Mazda Championship, the youngest driver to win a Formula Atlantic race, the youngest driver to finish on the podium in Champ Car history, the youngest pole position winner in IndyCar history, and the youngest race winner in major league open-wheel racing history. Rahal has also competed in the A1Grand Prix Series and contested sportscar endurance races including the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Daytona. He is the son of three-time Indy car champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner, Bobby Rahal, who also won the 2004 Indianapolis 500 as a team owner. For more information, please visit www.grahamrahal.com.
About Sarah Fisher:
At just 29 years old, Sarah Fisher has already competed in eight Indianapolis 500's, been voted "Most Popular Driver" four times in two separate Series (IndyCar and NASCAR), been awarded "Indy's Best & Brightest Leaders Under 40" and enters her third season as a team owner in 2010. Fisher is the first woman to qualify fastest for a major North American open-wheel event, the fastest woman to ever qualify for the Indy 500 and is the youngest woman to compete at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fisher has been a guest or profiled on a variety of national platforms such as, LIVE! With Regis & Kelly, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Glamour, People and Forbes Magazine, to name a few. In 2008, she formed her own race team: Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR), and made her first start as a team owner in the IndyCar Series' Indy 500. In May 2009, Fisher made her eighth start in the Indy 500, marking the most number of starts for a woman in the 93-year history of the race.
About Sarah Fisher Racing:
Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) is an auto racing team that competes in the IZOD IndyCar® Series, founded by IZOD IndyCar Series veteran racer, Sarah Fisher. Fisher announced plans to become the IZOD IndyCar Series first female owner/driver and the youngest team owner on February 27, 2008, at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS). The team competed in three events in 2008, grew 100 percent in 2009 to six races and will compete in nine events in 2010 with backing from Dollar General. The team also announced plans to run a tailored schedule in 2010 for 2006 Firestone Indy Lights Champion Jay Howard in the No. 66 Service Central-sponsored Honda powered Dallara at five events, including the 94th running of the Indy 500, giving the team its first two-car entry in its two-year existence. For more information, please visit Sarah Fisher Racing online at http://www.sarahfisherracing.com.
About Dollar General Corporation:
Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 8,800 stores in 35 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.