Pippa Mann will return to the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend at the Pocono Raceway as she pilots the #19 Boy Scouts of America entry for Dale Coyne Racing.
The British female racer will run a special helmet design as a tribute to the late Bryan Clauson, who was a team-mate to Mann during the Indianapolis 500 in May but passed away earlier this month after succumbing to injuries suffered in a crash at the Belleville Midget Nationals on 6 August.
It will be her third attack of ‘The Tricky Triangle’ after racing there in 2013 and 2015, with Mann delighted to be able to honour Clauson and help him achieve his target of racing 200 events in 2016.
“The past week has been incredibly tough for everyone in the racing family, and I’m amongst those who have been feeling the loss of a friend, and a team-mate,” said Mann.
“When I heard from Dale (Coyne) last week that he had decided that I would drive the #19 car this weekend, it meant so much to me, because it gives me the opportunity to be one of the drivers helping Bryan reach his 200 starts this year.
“I’m also adding an edited version of the BC Still Chasing 200 logo to my helmet for this weekend so I can carry him with me for the race. He told me this May he always wanted to run this race, so I hope between Conor [Daly] and I, he sees this as us making those starts for him.”