IndyCar Driver Fisher Revs Up Clinton Support

Posted May 5, 2008 at 6:02pm

As Indiana voters rev up to go to the polls today, professional race car driver Sarah Fisher has endorsed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) ahead of her Hoosier State presidential primary showdown today with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

Perhaps not surprisingly, Fisher’s statement of support was chock-full of driving metaphors.

“We need a president who will stand up for us and be a fighter for Hoosiers and all Americans,” Fisher said in her statement. “Hillary will be a president who steers our country in the right direction and puts our economy back on track.”

She added: “Something Hillary and I have in common is our commitment to achieving our goals, leaving roadblocks behind and refusing to be knocked down. Hillary is a doer and a fighter who keeps getting out there, going for the checkered flag.”

Fisher, an Indiana resident, is a part-time driver and team owner in the IndyCar Series, whose flagship 500-mile race has been held for nearly a century in Speedway, Ind.

Fisher and other race hopefuls begin qualifying this Saturday for the 92nd running of the Indy 500 race over Memorial Day weekend.