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With Hornish chasing NASCAR dreams, Briscoe fills void at Penske

Penske Racing bosses didn't have to look long -- or far -- to fill the void left by Sam Hornish Jr., who'll drive a Cup car full time in 2008. The newest IndyCar talent in the Penske garage? Ryan Briscoe.

Updated: November 15, 2007, 3:47 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

It's a busy time in terms of driver movement at Penske Racing. But team bosses Roger Penske and Tim Cindric never had to hunt outside the confines of the team's 105-acre complex in Mooresville, N.C.

In simple terms, Sam Hornish Jr. is moving from the building that houses Penske's IRL IndyCar Series team to Penske South's adjacent facility. The three-time IndyCar champ will move full time into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2008, driving Penske's new No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge.

Meanwhile, ...

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