Talking Track with Donald Davidson and Sarah Fisher

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian Donald Davidson and retired driver Sarah Fisher reflect on racing and track culture.

Donald Davidson
IMS Historian Donald Davidson spun tales for the crowd at Indiana Automotive's March 2017 event, An Evening with Donald Davidson. (Photo by Bob Zyromski)


6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Grand Hall, Indiana Landmarks Center

On April 4, Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian and storyteller extraordinaire Donald Davidson returns to Indiana Landmarks Center for an entertaining evening of racing insights. In his fifth annual appearance for Indiana Automotive, an Indiana Landmarks affinity group, Davidson will interview retired driver and former team owner Sarah Fisher about racing and track culture at the famed Brickyard, a National Historic Landmark. There’ll be a Q&A, of course, including Davidson and Fisher.

Sarah Fisher

Sarah Fisher

Known for his radio program The Talk of Gasoline Alley, Davidson’s story-like responses to questions display humor and insider knowledge in equal measure, and Fisher will add unique insights to this year’s conversation. At age 19, Fisher became the youngest woman ever to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, compiling the most Indianapolis 500 starts of any woman in history. A former IndyCar team owner, now Fisher and her husband Andy O’Gara run Speedway Indoor Karting track. The couple recently purchased and began renovating Whiteland Raceway Park, believed to be the oldest consecutively operated kart track in America.

Davidson and Fisher will chat on stage in the Grand Hall at Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue in Indianapolis. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with cash bar and light refreshments available; talk begins at 6 p.m. No reserved seating.

The talk is free with RSVP. Reserve your spot through the form below, by visiting, or by calling 317-639-4534. Indiana Landmarks Center is an accessible venue.

The Indiana Automotive affinity group welcomes members interested in the early auto visionaries and the preservation of the cars they made, their factories, showrooms, and homes, and the landscaped parkways and roadside architecture birthed by the auto age. Click here to learn more about Indiana Automotive.

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