Once again Ryan Briscoe is putting on one heck of a late season surge. The Australian driver has four straight top 10 finishes, including two straight podiums with a win at Sonoma and runner-up in Baltimore over the last two races.
This surge, however impressive, is likely too little too late as Briscoe will probably be out of the No. 2 Chevy next season.
Penske likes Briscoe but the Aussie hasn't produced much success throughout the duration of a season. Briscoe has never finished worse than sixth in the points in his four full-time seasons with Penske, but he has consistently had to use a late season surge to get there. If Briscoe would only have run consistently all season he possibly could have been a champion, and that failure is why I think he won't return to Penske in 2013.
With all that being said, Briscoe has been one of the best as the season ends every year.
Briscoe's worst season came last year when he finished sixth in the standings, but he closed the se...