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IndyCar Driver Fisher Revs Up Clinton Support

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.

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