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Ryan Briscoe and Nicole Manske Tie the Knot in Hawaii

December 22, 2009

Photo courtesy of the Briscoe/Manske family



MAUI, Hawaii (December 21, 2009) - Team Penske IndyCar Series driver Ryan Briscoe was married to ESPN anchor Nicole Manske in Maui, Hawaii over the weekend.

The couple kicked off their tropical wedding celebration on Friday, December 18 by treating each of their 100 guests to a traditional luau celebration.

The following day, Briscoe and Manske said their vows during a cliff-side ceremony under the Hawaiian sunset.

Following the ceremony and a beach side dinner, guests were treated to a club-like "after party" that featured a 12-foot ice martini bar, an ice cream sundae bar and the couple's favorite indulgences: french fries for Manske and salt and vinegar chips for Briscoe.

Briscoe, who finished third in the 2009 IndyCar Series standings after he recorded three wins and four poles for Team Penske, proposed to Manske last year at the holidays when the two were vacationing at the Great Barrier Reef in Briscoe's home country of Australia. The couple chose Hawaii as the location for their wedding because it was roughly the midpoint between their two hometowns of Sydney, Australia (Briscoe) and Roscoe, Illinois (Manske).

The newlyweds will be spending their honeymoon in Fiji before visiting Sydney for a few days. The couple will then return to their home in Charlotte, N.C. before Manske resumes her hosting duties for "NASCAR Now" on ESPN and Briscoe takes his place behind the wheel of the No. 6 Team Penske Dallara/Honda in January for pre-season testing.

To view images from the wedding, please visoit the photo gallery.