Oct. 4 is Sarah Fisher's birthday and therefore a holiday here at pressdog.com. But in honor of Sarah hitting the big 3-0, I put together the Sarah Fisher Stalker Montage below. More convenient for Sarah to present to a judge for that restraining order.
There were also rumors that Homestead-Miami might have been Sarah's last race as a driver. When I talked to her at Chicagoland this year, Sarah wasn't sure when she would stop driving and start being a team owner full time. Sarah and husband Andy O'Gara want to have kids, and tick-tock on the biological clock. Insert Sarah's mom, Reba, looking expectantly for a grandchild here. Things may play out in a few years where she becomes the first mother (that I know of) to ever race in the Indy 500. That would be cool.
I've been a fan of Sarah's since she inhaled Eliseo Salazar for P2 at Homestead in 2001, causing Salazar team boss AJ Foyt to radio the now-famous "You just got passed by a girl." That pass and her finish at Homestead made the news, which got my attention, and brought me back to IndyCar after a couple decates away. So in a very major way Sarah is responsible for today's iteration of pressdog.com.
As I learned more about Sarah, I saw her as a good driver who shared my love of the dirt-track mayhem, an awesome person and a fabulous role model for my two young (at the time) daughters. She still is. So thank you, Sarah Fisher.