May 23, 2013
IZOD IndyCar Series team co-owner Sarah Fisher has enrolled in the College of Business at WGU Indiana to finish her bachelor’s degree.
Fisher, co-owner of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, will begin her studies in August. She began college after graduating seventh in her high school class with honors in Ohio. But IZOD IndyCar Series and USAC driving commitments postponed pursuit of her degree.
"Now that I'm a mother, a wife and an IndyCar team owner, I'm constantly juggling my schedule,” Fisher said. “I'm ready to finish my degree, but I need a university that's adaptable to my life and offers quality programs that make going back to school a good investment of my time and energy. I'm excited about earning my degree at WGU Indiana.”
WGU Indiana was established almost three years ago by former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels for working Hoosiers to pursue a college degree. It has grown to more than 3,300 students and graduated more than 700.
Jakes' Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing car adds associate sponsor
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced that StemCyte Inc., a global leader in human cord blood stem cell banking, has become an associate sponsor of the No. 16 Acorn Stairlifts Indy car driven by James Jakes for the remainder of the season.
StemCyte, Inc. and the team will work to support awareness of umbilical cord blood banking and its educational initiative. Cord blood stem cells are potential cures for more than 80 illnesses, including cancers, blood disorders, immune and genetic diseases, and continue be a key element in regenerative medicine research.
HIPPINO.com joins KV Racing Technology-SH Racing as primary sponsor
KV Racing Technology-SH Racing announced that HIPPINO.com, a membership-based mobile marketplace and directory mobile app, will be the primary sponsor of the No. 11 car driven by Tony Kanaan for the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on May 31-June 2.
"No question this is a really, really cool app, and the fact that HIPPINO is donating $1 to cancer awareness for every fan that downloads it is even better," Kanaan said. "I hope my fans get behind this because it’s for a great cause.”
HIPPINO, which shares its revenues with non-profit organizations, and will be supporting The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute for the inaugural Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans weekend.
Indiana native Jon McLaughlin will sing "God Bless America" during pre-race ceremonies. Florence Henderson is unable to attend the race this year to perform the song because of illness. ... The Pit Stop Challenge at 1:30 p.m. (ET) is part of Coors Lite Carb Day activities May 24. Twelve teams are represented, with crews aiming for the $50,000 first prize out of the $100,000 purse. BRACKET