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September 14, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Ryan Briscoe posted the fastest lap Friday in the first practice for Saturday night's 500-mile IndyCar race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. The Team Penske driver turned a lap of 217.517 mph on the two-mile oval as temperatures climbed above 100 degrees in Fontana, 50 miles east of Los Angeles. Later Friday, Briscoe and the other drivers are to hold a qualifying session to set the starting order for the MAVTV 500. Then it's more practice as the sun begins to set, because Saturday's race is set to start at 5:50 p.m. PDT and finish under the lights.
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December 13, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Chip Ganassi Racing Teams said Friday it signed Ryan Briscoe to drive its No. 8 car next year in the IndyCar Series. Ganassi also said veteran Tony Kanaan would take over its No. 10 car for Dario Franchitti, who announced last month he was retiring from competition. Briscoe, 32, drove for Ganassi in 2005 and then spent several years with Team Penske. This year he again drove for Ganassi in the Indianapolis 500 in May and finished 12th. Briscoe overall has seven IndyCar victories in 111 starts over eight seasons.
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May 19, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Roger Penske's team ran out the clock on Michael Andretti's team, giving the Indianapolis 500 pole to Ryan Briscoe . The Australian won it with a daring late-afternoon run and a four-lap average of 226.484 mph. Then Briscoe had to wait, watch and wonder whether anyone else could beat it. Canadian James Hinchcliffe nearly did. But after going 227.009 on a warmup lap, the man who had the No. 1 seeding in the pole shootout slowed...
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May 30, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
JR Hildebrand, who came within a few hundred yards of winning the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie in 2011, lost his ride with the Panther Racing team after another accident in this year's Indy 500. In its announcement Thursday, Panther said it parted with the driver by "mutual agreement" and did not elaborate on why. But Hildebrand's departure came four days after the 25-year-old Sausalito native crashed on the fourth lap of the 200-lap race at...
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July 5, 2009 | Associated Press
Ryan Briscoe won the pole Saturday for the IRL's Camping World Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y. A week after spinning out at Richmond, Va., Briscoe won his second straight pole on the 11-curve, 3.4-mile road course with a fast time of 1 minute 28.5970 seconds in the Firestone Fast Six Shootout, breaking the track record held by Helio Castroneves by more than a second. Justin Wilson qualified second for the second straight time, in 1:29.
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April 17, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Few IndyCar drivers are more reserved and soft-spoken than Mike Conway, a 27-year-old Englishman who prefers to let his driving do the talking. And his skill spoke loud and clear Sunday as Conway, rebounding from serious injuries suffered in a horrific crash at last year's Indianapolis 500, won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach — his first victory in the Izod IndyCar Series in 26 starts. "The car was just on fire, really, at the end," said Conway, who drives for Andretti Autosport, the team co-owned by former racer Michael Andretti.
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August 2, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Ryan Briscoe slipped past Ed Carpenter in the final yards to win the IndyCar Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. Briscoe's Penske Racing Honda had just enough momentum coming off the final turn Saturday night to hold off Carpenter, who was searching for his first win in 94 career starts. Instead, Briscoe picked up his second victory of the year and moved into the series points lead ahead of Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti.
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August 24, 2009 | Jim Peltz
One unique feature of Infineon Raceway is Turn 2, where the drivers make a sharp right after accelerating up a steep hill moments after crossing the starting line. Maneuvering through that section of the 12-turn, 2.3-mile track is tricky enough when the cars are single file. When they're bunched together, it gets even dicier. So it was Sunday at the start of the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, as a cluster of cars -- including then-points leader Scott Dixon's -- collided as they moved through Turn 2 on the first lap, effectively knocking them out of contention.
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August 30, 2009 | Associated Press
Points leader Ryan Briscoe went wheel to wheel with fellow championship contender Scott Dixon on the last lap and came out on top, winning Saturday night's IndyCar series race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., by only 0.0077 of a second. Dixon finished second by a nose, followed by Mario Moraes and another championship contender, Dario Franchitti -- keeping the series title fight tight going into the last two races of the season. Graham Rahal finished fifth. Briscoe's Penske Racing teammate, Helio Castroneves, appeared to break a suspension part and hit the wall with 16 laps to go. It was the fourth-closest finish in series history.
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May 26, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
What: 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. When: Sunday, 9 a.m. Pacific time Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (200 laps, 2.5-mile rectangular oval). TV: ABC, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pole-sitter: Ryan Briscoe. 2011 winner: Dan Wheldon.
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September 14, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Ryan Briscoe posted the fastest lap Friday in the first practice for Saturday night's 500-mile IndyCar race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. The Team Penske driver turned a lap of 217.517 mph on the two-mile oval as temperatures climbed above 100 degrees in Fontana, 50 miles east of Los Angeles. Later Friday, Briscoe and the other drivers are to hold a qualifying session to set the starting order for the MAVTV 500. Then it's more practice as the sun begins to set, because Saturday's race is set to start at 5:50 p.m. PDT and finish under the lights.
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May 26, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
What: 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. When: Sunday, 9 a.m. Pacific time Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (200 laps, 2.5-mile rectangular oval). TV: ABC, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pole-sitter: Ryan Briscoe. 2011 winner: Dan Wheldon.
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May 19, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Roger Penske's team ran out the clock on Michael Andretti's team, giving the Indianapolis 500 pole to Ryan Briscoe . The Australian won it with a daring late-afternoon run and a four-lap average of 226.484 mph. Then Briscoe had to wait, watch and wonder whether anyone else could beat it. Canadian James Hinchcliffe nearly did. But after going 227.009 on a warmup lap, the man who had the No. 1 seeding in the pole shootout slowed...
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April 14, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Ryan Briscoe was the fastest qualifier Saturday but, thanks to an unusual rules call, reigning IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti will start first in Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Briscoe, who drives for Chevrolet-powered Team Penske, turned a lap of 103.264 mph on the 1.97-mile, 11-turn course on the city's seaside streets. His teammate Will Power was second, and 2010 Long Beach winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, another Chevrolet driver, was third. But the three will start 11th-13th because all the Chevrolet drivers incurred a penalty of 10 starting spots due to unapproved engine changes by Chevrolet.
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May 29, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Reporting from Indianapolis What happened to Team Penske? Roger Penske's team has won an unprecedented 15 times in the Indianapolis 500 and his current drivers were favorites again Sunday, but Indy's 100th anniversary race was one for them to forget. Helio Castroneves , seeking his fourth Indy 500 victory, finished 17th after a tire came off his car at one point. "We were trying to get back on the lead [lap] and then we had that flat tire" that shredded, Castroneves said.
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April 17, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Few IndyCar drivers are more reserved and soft-spoken than Mike Conway, a 27-year-old Englishman who prefers to let his driving do the talking. And his skill spoke loud and clear Sunday as Conway, rebounding from serious injuries suffered in a horrific crash at last year's Indianapolis 500, won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach — his first victory in the Izod IndyCar Series in 26 starts. "The car was just on fire, really, at the end," said Conway, who drives for Andretti Autosport, the team co-owned by former racer Michael Andretti.
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June 2, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Ryan Briscoe held off Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon and barely slipped through a late-race crash to win Sunday's IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis. A week after an embarrassing pit lane accident that took out fan favorite Danica Patrick at Indy, Briscoe redeemed himself with his first victory for Team Penske. It appeared for most of the 225-lap race that Dixon would run away to another victory, but Briscoe was able to catch the leader and passed him on Lap 177.
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April 14, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Ryan Briscoe was the fastest qualifier Saturday but, thanks to an unusual rules call, reigning IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti will start first in Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Briscoe, who drives for Chevrolet-powered Team Penske, turned a lap of 103.264 mph on the 1.97-mile, 11-turn course on the city's seaside streets. His teammate Will Power was second, and 2010 Long Beach winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, another Chevrolet driver, was third. But the three will start 11th-13th because all the Chevrolet drivers incurred a penalty of 10 starting spots due to unapproved engine changes by Chevrolet.
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July 4, 2010 | Wire reports
All-Star guard Joe Johnson has agreed to a maximum contract to stay with the Atlanta Hawks, his agent said Sunday. Arn Tellem confirmed an entry he wrote for the Huffington Post website, in which he said Johnson "announced his intention to re-sign with the Hawks for six more years." Tellem wrote that Johnson chose to remain in Atlanta over Chicago and New York, where he would have been reunited with Mike D'Antoni , his former coach in Phoenix. The Hawks could pay him nearly $120 million, while other teams could only give Johnson five years and pay him about $25 million less.
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May 28, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
Reporting from Indianapolis -- Dario Franchitti not only is among the top drivers in the Izod IndyCar Series, he's an avid student of motor racing's history and heritage. So Franchitti is keenly aware that rival Helio Castroneves of Team Penske would make history Sunday by becoming only the fourth driver to win a fourth Indianapolis 500, and Franchitti is just as focused on trying to make sure it doesn't happen. "As far as I'm concerned Helio can wait until I'm retired" to win another race, Franchitti, 37, said with a smile after topping the speed charts in final practice Friday.
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