Indy 500 Drivers to Watch

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Ryan Briscoe
Text: Bruce Martin, SI.com
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Ryan Briscoe

Who are the drivers to watch entering this year's annual Memorial Day Weekend classic? SI.com offers 10 drivers to watch at the Indianapolis 500.

Briscoe added his name to the Indianapolis 500 history books on May 19 by winning the pole with a four-lap average of 226.484 miles per hour in a Dallara/Chevrolet. This is Briscoe's third front-row start in his seventh Indianapolis 500. Briscoe started second in 2009 and was on the outside of the front row in 2008. He has one top-five and two top-10 finishes at Indy, including a 10th his rookie season in 2005 and a fifth in 2007. He has led just 16 laps at Indy, but starting on the pole gives him a great chance at the lead Sunday. The question is: Will starting first help him finish first in the biggest race of the year? He is a six-time IndyCar Series winner.

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