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04/12/11
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Carpenter, Fisher launch in Laps for Literacy
IZOD IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter and team owner Sarah Fisher have started a program entitled "Laps for Literacy" developed by Heather Carpenter and supported by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

"I am very excited to finally start our 'Laps for Literacy' program," Carpenter said. "We have all been working very hard to put this together, and I especially have to thank my wife, Heather, for heading this program. I can't wait to meet all of the kids and talk to them about our sport and the importance of reading and education in everyday life. Leading into the Centennial 500, I can't think of a better way for our team to serve the kids and schools of our state."

In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 in May, the duo will be visiting 100 classrooms across Indiana.

"I'm really honored to have the support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for our first annual 'Laps for Literacy' program," Fisher said. "Developed by Heather Carpenter, it shows the strength in Ed's family and speaks highly in regards to the type of people they truly are. It will be a tremendous opportunity to share our sport with kids and schools which otherwise might not get to see Indy, and an even better opportunity to help them with some of their needs."

For more information on the 'Laps for Literacy' campaign or to view a detailed schedule of school visits, visit www.sarahfisherracing.com/laps.

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