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Briscoe in command with two races to go

Updated: August 30, 2009, 4:05 PM ET
By John Oreovicz

JOLIET, Ill. -- Ryan Briscoe said last week that he would need to win more races this year if he was to secure his first IndyCar Series championship.

He was good to his word.

The 27-year-old Australian obviously is peaking at the right time, because he won the Peak Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night to open up the largest championship lead any driver has enjoyed during the 2009 campaign.

With two races remaining, Briscoe is 25 points ahead ...

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