Heart like a wheel

 
 

You’ve heard of Sarah Fisher, right? You know, the 26-year-old who has competed in five Indy 500′s and was voted Most Popular Driver from 2001–2003?

The one who finished second in a race at Homestead in 2001? The one who was racing before anyone had even heard of Danica Patrick?

No?

Yeah, I hadn’t heard of her either. There was an interesting article about her in The New York Times yesterday. It seems that Fisher isn’t considered quite as “commercial” as Danica Patrick, so she’s never had much publicity.

It’s perfectly understandable. I mean, clearly “sex appeal” is important when you’re wearing a helmet and you’re not even really very visible for most of the event. I’m sure Fisher doesn’t mind.

The Indy 500 is May 27. The first race of the IndyCar Series is this Saturday. You can watch it on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m.