Dollar General returns as sponsor of Sarah Fisher Racing

Dollar General will extend its sponsorship of Sarah Fisher Racing into 2009 by serving as the primary sponsor of the No. 67 Honda-powered Dallara for four races, one each at Kansas, Indianapolis, Kentucky and Chicago, driven by IndyCar Series owner/driver Sarah Fisher.

"Dollar General is excited about being a part of IndyCar racing for a second season by sponsoring Sarah Fisher in four races," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's Chairman and CEO. "We look forward to cheering for Sarah and SFR as her team continues to grow and succeed."

Dollar General sponsored SFR for two events in 2008 at Kentucky and Chicagoland Speedway, rounding out Fisher's first year as an owner of an IndyCar Series team.

"It has been a pleasure to work with Dollar General, and they have quickly become a great sponsor, as well as a trusted friend to the SFR team," Fisher said. "I enjoyed racing for them last year and am thrilled that they are back for four more races. With Dollar General behind us, we are planning on a very successful season."

Fisher opens her 2009 season with her fifth start at Kansas Speedway, which will be her first at the speedway as a team owner. Fisher returns to Indianapolis where she will attempt to set a women's record of eight starts in the 93-year-old race. Fisher is still the youngest and fastest female to ever qualify for the Indianapolis 500. Her return to Kentucky Speedway will also be her eighth appearance at the track, where she owns the track qualifying record. It was at Kentucky Speedway in 2002 that Fisher made history by becoming the first woman in the world to win the pole position for a major open-wheel race.

"Kansas Speedway will be a great start for us this year," Fisher said. "We began our 2008 season at Indianapolis, and to have the opportunity to be on track prior to Indy will be a great benchmark for our season."

The team hopes to expand from the team's three-race effort in 2008 to a six-race effort in 2009 and is in the contract stage with additional partners.

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