Briscoe expected to replace injured Hinchcliffe at Indy

Australian Ryan Briscoe is expected to be announced tommorow as James Hinchcliffe’s replacement for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Briscoe won the pole for the 500 in 2012 and has a best finish of 5th that year as well as in 2007. Briscoe competed for Chip Ganassi Racing last season and has since returned to sportscar racing competing for Corvette Racing in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup rounds where he has scored GTLM class wins in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.

He will join fellow driver Townsend Bell as the only two drivers who will race in both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Indianapolis 500 this year.

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to IndyCar.com along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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