Sep 26

Fisher takes pride in helping put Newgarden on title path

For Fisher – the former driver and team owner who now pilots the pace car at races – the moment was a long time coming.

Sarah Fisher and Josef NewgardenThe confetti rained on the Verizon IndyCar Series’ newest champion, Josef Newgarden, at Sonoma Raceway on Sept. 17. As it did, Sarah Fisher also enjoyed the celebration.

The first team owner to gamble on Newgarden when he joined the Verizon IndyCar Series as a fresh-faced 21-year-old in 2012, Fisher took pride in seeing him evolve into the champion he has become with Team Penske.

“Oh, he earns it,” Fisher said while watching Newgarden bask in the glow of the championship celebration following his second-place finish in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.

“It’s just that he’s such a fun person to watch because he’s 100 percent genuine in everything he does, and he works hard and earns it all on his own.”

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source: Indycar.com