The 2012 Indianapolis 500 runs this Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and driver Ryan Briscoe is on the pole. Briscoe, who hails from Sydney, Australia, won the pole by the narrowest margin in the history of the event: 9.168 inches.
The Washington Post has profiles on all 33 drivers in Sunday's race. Here's what they had to say about Briscoe and be sure to check the profiles of the other drivers as well:
Has fared much better at odd-numbered races than even-numbered ones this season, finishing fifth, 14th, seventh and 25th. Has been among top six in points each of past four years but never won title. Career-best finish at Indy was fifth in 2007 driving for Roger Penske's son, Jay. Best Indy finish since moving to better known Team Penske was 15th in 2009. Started 26th, finished 27th at Indy in 2012.