Published February 24, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS – Sarah Fisher finally found an engine deal for her IndyCar team, signing with Honda for the 2012 season.
Fisher's team will field a car for rookie Josef Newgarden. The season begins with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 25.
Fisher thanked fellow team owner Bobby Rahal for helping the deal come together. Rahal originally had the rights to two Honda engine lease agreements this season but only plans to field one car. By giving up the rights to a second engine, Rahal opened the door for Fisher's team to resolve its uncertain engine situation.
In a statement, Fisher says Rahal "personified the definition of a gentleman and sportsman." Fisher helped out Rahal's son, Graham, by allowing him to race her car for four races in 2010.