Posted April 19, 2013 on AP on Fox

MOTEGI, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 18: Ryan Briscoe, driver of the #6 Team Penske Dallara Honda waits to qualify for the IndyCar Series Bridgestone Indy Japan 300 Mile on September 18, 2009 at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Out of a ride at the start of the year, Ryan Briscoe is in position to pull off a prestigious sweep. Chip Ganassi Racing last week hired Briscoe to run the Indianapolis 500 next month, giving him a ride for one of the biggest races in the world. He's also scheduled to run the 24 Hours of LeMans in June, and a sweep would allow him to join A.J. Foyt as the only drivers to win both races in the same year. The opportunities have left Briscoe optimistic about his future and not dwelling on not having a full-time IndyCar ride. ''I am definitely a very positive natured person and this gives me the opportunity to do Le Mans this year which is a huge event and otherwise I wouldn't be able to,'' Briscoe said. ''This deal probably wouldn't have come about if things would have gone differently. So maybe this is meant to be. I'm excited. I'm very happy with the way that things are going. ''Every time I am in a race car, every time I am with the team, whoever it is, I just want to do my best...
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