INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - This week's Indy 300 race at Kentucky Speedway will be the first for Sarah Fisher since a disastrous month of May in Indianapolis.

Fisher is the owner and driver for her own team, and after two sponsors backed out, she and her husband had to pour their life savings into helping the team make the field for the Indy 500. Fisher qualified 22nd, but she finished 30th after Tony Kanaan spun into her halfway through the race.

While her team reassembled the car, she worked the phones trying to find a new sponsor. Now, Dollar General has signed on for this week and in the season-ending race at Chicago in September. Fisher's hoping the sponsorship will continue next season.

Fortunately for Fisher, the 1.5-mile Kentucky oval has been good to her. She became the first woman to capture an IndyCar pole when she set a track record qualifying time in 2002. She ran third at Kentucky in 2000 and launched her last comeback bid with a 12th-place finish in 2006.

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