Ryan Briscoe to replace Hinchcliffe for Indy 500

Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, is seen during driver introductions for the IndyCar Honda Indy 200 auto racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) —WISH-TV has learned that the 2012 Indianapolis 500 pole winner Ryan Briscoe will replace James Hinchcliffe in Sunday’s Indy 500 for Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports.

Briscoe has made nine career Indy 500 starts — three with Chip Ganassi Racing, and five with powerful Team Penske, He won the 2012 pole in his last season with Team Penske and finished 5th in the race.

Briscoe has led 31 laps in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. He finished 10th in the championship standings last year. He has yet to drive in the Verizon IndyCar Series this season.

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