Briscoe gets redemption at Milwaukee Mile on SundayRyan Briscoe won the Indy-Car race at the Milwaukee Mile Sunday.
Ryan Briscoe won the Indy-Car race at the Milwaukee Mile Sunday.
He held off Indy-500 winner Scott Dixon to take the ABC Supply-A.J. Foyt 225 at State Fair Park in West Allis.
Two-time defending champ Tony Kanaan took third.
Briscoe, a 22-year-old Australian, called it redemption after an embarrassing crash on pit-lane at Indy that knocked out Beloit-born Danica Patrick.
Patrick was never in Sunday's race, on what she considers her home track. She took ninth.
It appeared that Dixon would coast to victory, but Briscoe passed him on the 177th lap and he held off heavy pressure from Dixon in the final 18 miles.
Briscoe also rode past a crash with four laps to go.
Pole-sitter Marco Andretti and Ed Carpenter both hit the wall in heavy traffic. Vitor Meira ran over Andretti's car, flew into the air, and hit the wall as Briscoe drove past.
The race ended under caution. Briscoe gave team owner Roger Penske his 300th victory and the driver dedicated his win to Rick Mears -- a Penske consultant who won his first Indy-Car race at Milwaukee 30 years ago.