Ask IndyCar And Corvette Racing Ace Ryan Briscoe Anything

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Ryan Briscoe has one of the most diverse careers in motorsports. He's test Formula One cars, raced prototypes and GT cars, and is also a multi-time winner on the IndyCar circuit. And now he's here to answer all of your dire questions.

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This year marks Ryan's full time return to Chip Ganassi Racing, which is also where he cut his teeth in IndyCar years ago. It's also the team where he had a hellacious crash at Chicagoland Speedway in 2005.

He went to run Porsches for Penske in the ALMS afterwards and was then promoted to Penske's IndyCar squad, where he scored eight wins and a pole for the Indy 500.

After a year bouncing around after his tenure at Penske was up, he now has two of the most sought after rides in motorsports: The number 8 NTT Data IndyCar for Chip Ganassi Racing and an endurance driver for Corvette Racing ahead of the IndyCar season opener this Sunday (And you really should watch it). And now, his greatest honor: Ryan is here for the next hour to answer all of your questions.

Fire away!

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DISCUSSION

Hi Ryan,

The cost of Forumla 1 is believed to be roughly half as much more than Nascar due to the cars going in both the left and right handed directions. While only rumor, I believe it to be false. Nascar cars are built from stock cars which cost between $30-$50k so there is the cost of that plus turning it to a racecar. Toyota wins many race because Camry is a cheap car so they have more for the mods of which there are frequent many. Nascar drivers are paid in American money which is the most expensive money in the world which is why they make more money than Formula 1 guys who get paid in european money which is less money than the american money they pay the nascar guys with because it is american money.

My question to you is, how do you feel about Patrick George doing sponsored posts?