Posted: Fri December 13, 2013 4:54PM; Updated: Fri December 13, 2013 4:54PM

Chip Ganassi hires Ryan Briscoe to drive fourth IndyCar

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Ryan Briscoe is returning to Ganassi, joining Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- 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. Briscoe also began his IndyCar career with Ganassi in 2005 but was replaced after that season.

Ganassi also announced Tony Kanaan will drive the No. 10 car, previously occupied by four-time series champ Dario Franchitti. Kanaan and Franchitti are good friends.

Briscoe joins a team that includes Scott Dixon, the reigning series champ; Kanaan, the reigning 500 winner; and emerging American star Charlie Kimball.

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