Sarah Fisher retiring from racing

Sarah Fisher

Indianapolis - Sarah Fisher announced Monday she will be retiring from the racetrack to focus on being a team owner.

Ed Carpenter will drive the No. 67 Dollar General car.

Dollar General has renewed its sponsorship of Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) for the 2011 IZOD IndyCar (R) Series season, SFR also announced Monday.

"I really wanted to take a step back and really make sure that my team is moving forward in the right direction and that my focus on the business side of the effort with our sponsors and our partners is taking shape. Being a driver on both road courses and ovals and running a business is extremely difficult and I think for the overall big picture good of this team and where it's headed, that was the right decision to make," said Fisher.

In 2000, Fisher became the third woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500. She went on to become the first female to earn a pole position and is the fastest woman to qualify for the Indy 500.