Pippa Mann will return to Dale Coyne Racing for the 100th Indianapolis 500 this May, which will be her fifth time of entering the legendary event and the fourth with this team.
The British racer will pilot the #63 DCR machine in the colours of her 2016 Pink #GetInvolved campaign that is raising funds for Susan G. Komen.
“This cause is something very personal to me, and to Dale Coyne Racing,” said Mann. “While racing a pink car the past two years certainly attracts attention and awareness for Susan G. Komen, the most important part of our partnership is taking this amazing stage that is the Indianapolis 500, and using it to raise money that can actually go towards care and research.
“Over the past two years, we’ve raised over a $100,000 through activities surrounding the racing program that support Komen’s mission, including the 2015 campaign; and we’re hoping to double last year’s goal this year!”
Mann is happy to be back with Dale Coyne Racing for another attempt at the Indianapolis 500, and is thankful to team owner Dale Coyne for allowing her to compete once again in the greatest spectacle in racing.
“I’m so happy to be confirmed for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne Racing. I fell in love with the Indy 500 when I saw it live for the first time in 2009, and it’s always such a special event to be part of,” said Mann.
“Dale Coyne Racing has been my home now for the past three seasons at this race, and I am so thankful for the support and opportunities I have had with Dale and Gail’s team.
“I’m also excited to be teaming up again with my engineer from last season, Ridge [Rob Ridgely], for our first Indy 500 together. I think the continuity of having worked together last year will really help us conquer some of the learning curve that comes from being a one-off entry each year.
“Working together, we finished both of the other 500 mile races in the top 15 last year, so it would be nice to try and continue, or improve, upon that trend this May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”