RYAN BRISCOE NEWS

VICS: Ganassi Set For Strong Season Ahead – But Where Does Briscoe End Up?

BRADFORD — This past week, Chip Ganassi Racing secured the team’s plans for the upcoming season. CGR confirmed early last week that Scott Dixon will be driving the No. 9 Target car, while Tony Kanaan will have NTT Data on his No. 10 ride, versus the previous Target sponsorship. They then added later in the week that Charlie Kimball will be back behind the wheel of the No. 83...
Via Rubbings Racing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Rating the Seasons of Drivers Part 4 – Bourdais, Briscoe and Hinchcliffe

BRADFORD, Ontario — The end of a season always brings forth a time to reflect and think about what has occurred over the year. Drivers typically go through their year and see where they struggled, where they did well, and how to make it even better for the next year. Sometimes that involves changing the crew, or team, and sometimes it involves just getting better on a certain...
Via Rubbings Racing
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: Starting Line-Up for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

Qualification Results The GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Pos. Car Driver Time (sec.) Speed (MPH) Round 1 12 Will Power 77.4126 110.912 Firestone Fast Six 2 67 Josef Newgarden 77.7318 110.457 Firestone Fast Six 3 9 Scott Dixon 77.9044 110.212 Firestone Fast Six 4 27 James Hinchcliffe 77.9565 110.138 Firestone Fast Six 5 8 Ryan Briscoe 78.1217 109.905 Firestone Fast Six 6...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Formula One and IndyCar drivers take on ice bucket challenge

Formula One and IndyCar are both back in action at Spa-Francorchamps and Sonoma Raceway respectively this weekend, and it's time for the drivers to strap themselves in ... but not before tipping an ice cold bucket of water over their heads. The ice bucket challenge is an event in which a participant dumps an ice cold bucket of water over his head before passing the challenge on to...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicole Briscoe to Remain With ESPN, Anchor SportsCenter

Nicole Briscoe has agreed to a new contract with ESPN and will become a SportsCenter anchor as well as taking on additional new assignments after her current role as host of ESPN NASCAR Countdown concludes. Briscoe, who joined ESPN in 2008 and has served in various positions on ESPN’s NASCAR coverage, will assume her new duties in January. In addition to SportsCenter, she...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR reporter Nicole Briscoe renews ESPN deal, will anchor SportsCenter

It was just announced minutes ago that Nicole Briscoe has agreed to a new contract with ESPN and will become a SportsCenter anchor as well as taking on additional new assignments after her current role as host of ESPN NASCAR Countdown concludes. A native of Roscoe, Illinois, and former Miss Illinois Teen USA, Nicole Briscoe, previously known as Nicole Manske, and today sometimes...
Via The Sports Bank
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Too Much Of A Good Thing For Corvette?

MISHAWAKA, Ind. — Like many sports car racing fans on Thursday, I was very intrigued by the revelation that Corvette Racing is possibly looking at entering cars in both major races at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas in late September. The team is expected of course to enter its regular two-car team in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event on Sunday September 21st...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rain forces Honda Indy Toronto double-header races to Sunday

Due to standing water creating visibility issues down Lakeshore Blvd. (the backstretch) between turns two and three and on other points of the track, INDYCAR officials made the decision to postpone the running of the first race of the double-header this weekend at the Honda Indy Toronto to Sunday July 20th. As a result, a pair of races will be ran on Sunday, 75-lap a piece. The first...
Via On Pit Road
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Series to Run 2 Races at Toronto on Sunday

TORONTO- It was a bizarre day for the Verizon IndyCar Series on Saturday afternoon in Toronto. Rain fell nearly all afternoon on the downtown street circuit causing the course to be very hazardous. When the drivers got going on the pace laps they quickly saw they couldn’t see as the track was far too slick to race on. With rain still falling on the area the series decided to red...
Via Race Review Online
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: After Controversial Start, Honda Indy Toronto Race No. 1 Cancelled

TORONTO- I think we’ve all seen the blockbuster movie in the 90′s “Men in Black.” You know, the movie where Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones fight aliens. Well, remember that device they had that erased any memory of human beings from knowing about the aliens? After a wet day in Toronto, put that in play for today’s Verizon IndyCar Series race on the downtown street circuit...
Via Race Review Online
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Bizarre Start to the Honda Indy Toronto Sees Pace Car Crash

TORONTO- The start of today’s Honda Indy Toronto could not have been more bizarre for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Everything was on time despite rain falling on the street course most of the day – but hey this is open wheel racing and we race in the rain right? Well not in these conditions. There was absolutely no way they could race in what they were facing. IndyCar should have...
Via Race Review Online
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Simon Pagenaud tops Honda Indy Toronto practice on Friday afternoon

In preparation for the pair of races this weekend on the streets of Exhbition Place, the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series had a pair of practices to get their machines hooked up on the 11-turn temporary street course. In the end, it was Simon Pagenaud topping the combined speed chart for the Honda Indy Toronto with a lap of one minute and 0.0084 seconds. Pagenaud has been strong...
Via On Pit Road
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Friday a Struggle for Chip Ganassi Racing at Toronto

TORONTO- 2014 has been a struggle for the entire Chip Ganassi Racing camp in IndyCar competition. Through 12 races, their winless on the season as none of the four drivers are really in Verizon IndyCar Series championship contention. Scott Dixon is in the best shape but he’s 140 points down in eighth place. Ryan Briscoe, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball are ninth, 10th and 16th...
Via Race Review Online
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

PAGENAUD TOPS OPENING DAY OF PRACTICE AT HOUSTON’S NRG PARK

HOUSTON (Friday, June 27, 2014) — Simon Pagenaud was consistently quick during the opening day of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers. Pagenaud, driving the No. 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports Honda, posted the quickest time overall in the afternoon practice session with a lap of 1 minute, 0.1415 seconds on the 1...
Via On Pit Road
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – June 9, 2014

Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines:   1. Montoya having fun racing with Team Penske   2. Inside the Box Score – Firestone 600   1. Montoya having fun racing with Team Penske: Juan Pablo Montoya breezed into the media center after 248 grueling laps on a sweltering evening seemingly without a concern.   His broad smile and rapport during the lively...
Via On Pit Road
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Some Heavyweights Starting Midpack for Tomorrow Night’s Firestone 600 at Texas

IndyCar Media Site Fort Worth, TX- Two of the favorites to win Saturday night’s Firestone 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway will be sharing a row at the start of the race. No, it’s not the front row, but it’s Row 7. That’s not what everyone expected as Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves were supposed to be fighting for the pole in today’s qualifying then battling it out for...
Via Race Review Online
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Ryan Briscoe Sleeper to Watch This Weekend in Texas

IndyCar Media Site Fort Worth, TX- The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to the great state of Texas this weekend for the Firestone 600k. The Texas Motor Speedway usually produces heart pounding side-by-side action at the 1.5-mile track as that creates a wide open field to who can win on Saturday night. One driver that most will overlook though as a potential race winner is Ryan Brisoce...
Via Race Review Online
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Indy 500 Field

(Posted by Joey2448) The polesitter of the 2014 Indianapolis 500 mile race wasn't decided Sunday until the final car screamed down the front straightaway to log the last of four fast laps. It literally came down to the final seconds. When the weekend finally wrapped up and time trials were over, Indianapolis hometown hero Ed Carpenter had claimed his second consecutive pole...
Via Racing-reference
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: End of Day Run by Josef Newgarden Puts Him in Fast 9 for Sunday

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- It was a bold move, but the only way Josef Newgarden was going to get a chance to bump his way into the Firestone Fast Nine on Saturday afternoon was to withdraw his previous time. The 23-year old, was sitting outside looking in when in the waning minutes of today’s day one of time trials for the Indianapolis 500. It was either wait it out in the...
Via Race Review Online
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Drivers Expect Very Similar Race To Last Year’s Record Setting Indy 500

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- We may still be a little over a week away from the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500, but that didn’t stop the drivers from talking about the world’s greatest race on Friday morning at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. All the drivers I talked to on Fast Friday told me that this year’s race will be very similar if not better than the...
Via Race Review Online
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Briscoe tops morning practice session in St. Petersburg

2009 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg winner Ryan Briscoe topped the morning practice session at St. Petersburg this morning. Briscoe, driving the No. 8 NTT Data car for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, posted a quick lap of 1 minute, 2.4236 seconds on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street course. After running a partial schedule last season for Panther Racing, Briscoe is back behind the...
Via On Pit Road
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Justin Wilson to Return to Dale Coyne Racing in 2014

IndyCar Media Site Eric Smith Motorsports Writer Indianapolis, Ind- We knew it was just a matter of time before Justin Wilson officially announced his 2014 plans. The news broke today when he announced he will return to Dale Coyne Racing in the IndyCar Series for the ’14 season. Wilson, could have searched for another ride for the upcoming season, but none of the dominoes were...
Via Race Review Online
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ganassi hires Briscoe to fill out four-car IndyCar team

Chip Ganassi has hired IndyCar veteran Ryan Briscoe to fill the final spot on his four-car team. The announcement came Friday in Indianapolis. Briscoe has driven previously for Roger Penske, wining the Indianapolis 500 pole in 2012, and Ganassi, with whom he finished 12th at Indy this year. He made six more starts in 2013 with Panther Racing but did not finish higher than 13th...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ganassi hires Ryan Briscoe to drive 4th car

Chip Ganassi has hired IndyCar veteran Ryan Briscoe to fill the final spot on his four-car team. The announcement came Friday in Indianapolis. Briscoe has driven previously for Roger Penske, wining the Indianapolis 500 pole in 2012, and Ganassi, with whom he finished 12th at Indy this year. He made six more starts in 2013 with Panther Racing but did not finish higher than 13th...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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