Suppose you're having a financial struggle. So big that it's on national television. Strangers send you emails offering help. There's even one from a guy named Wink who says he's going to wire you a massive amount of money.
You might expect him to ask for a deposit so he can secure the transaction. Or that he's the prince of an oil-rich country in the Middle East. But you probably wouldn't send a reply.
This is the story of Sarah Fisher and a guy named Wink, who really did wire a massive amount of money and really did save her race team. Not just saved it, but helped put it within striking distance of winning the Indianapolis 500 . All because he was watching ESPN one day in 2008 and wanted to help, and all because someone answered his seemingly crazy e-mails.
"It really is an unbelievable story," Fisher says. "When he wired the money, I was like, 'Oh, my God.'
"We invited Wink and his wife, Libba, out to Indy to be our guests at the race. They loved it, and they've been with us ever since. The amount of that first deposit was a big reason why we are where we are today. They're a very big part of this."Page 1 of 7 | Next Page