Sarah Fisher: “I’m still an Ohio girl”

Pace Car driver of the Indianapolis 500 since 2017, the American looks back on her career, which made her the youngest woman to start the Indy 500, then the first female team owner in IndyCar.

Published on 09/06/2024 à 18:00

Michael Duforest

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Sarah Fisher: “I’m still an Ohio girl”

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Nice, this white Corvette!

This is the fastest Corvette E-Ray ever designed! It is hybrid and very fast on the track, that’s for sure!

And what is the reason for our presence alongside this E-Ray?

During my retirement, I have the privilege of driving the Pace Car in the Indy 500, once famous (actor Austin Butler. Editor's note) will have finished with the laps preceding the race. To be able to do this is an honor, and that's why I'm here!

How did you find yourself in this position?

Betty Rutherford, Johnny's wife (three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and Pace Car driver since 1996. Editor’s note), fell ill. In 2016, the situation became such that Johnny wanted to come home. L'IndyCar likes to have, in this role, someone who has driven in racing, or at least who has driven faster in their career than the capabilities of the Pace Car. Two weeks before the season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Johnny was still scheduled for this role, but he was forced to stay home to be by Betty's side. So he called Jay Frye (president of IndyCar competition. Editor's note), who in return called me. I was one of the most recent retirees, I had stopped to start a family. At that time, I was taking care of my circuit of karting (which had just opened in Speedway, Indiana. Editor's note), and I went karting with my

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