For the fifth straight year, Pippa Mann will return to run the Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne Racing.
Mann will be back in the team’s No. 63 Honda, which will be their third car entered in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. The British driver will also reunite with engineer Rob Ridgely, who helped her earn her best Indy 500 result last year, and her best finish in any Verizon IndyCar Series event in 2015.
“I’m very happy to be rejoining Dale Coyne Racing for my fifth consecutive year with the team at the 101st Indy 500,” Pippa said. “Dale has invested heavily in the team over the winter, and it’s an exciting time to be part of his organization. I’m looking forward to working with the same familiar faces from my 2016 campaign, like my race engineer Rob Ridgely, as well as working with the new members of the team, including my new teammates Sebastien Bourdais and Ed Jones. I’m thrilled to be getting back on the race track this May for my sixth Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Pippa will once again aim to raise awareness for the Get Involved Campaign. This year, the campaign that raises money for Susan G. Komen is partnering with Auction Cause, a premier cause marketing agency, that will run the auction on eBay for Charity. The campaign will launch May 1 and close the week following the Indy 500. The funds raised will be used to support Komen’s global breast cancer research, and community based programs throughout the U.S.
Over the past two years, the campaign has raised more than $135,000. There will be plenty of items available, such as die-cast cars and artwork signed by various drivers. Pippa’s race worn driver suit and pink helmet will also go to auction. Speedway Indoor Karting will also host a karting night in honor of the campaign.
“It’s always a pleasure to have Pippa on board for the Indy 500 and to help promote the Get Involved Campaign, raising funds for Susan G. Komen,” said Team Owner Dale Coyne. “Pippa works hard every year to put together this program and to race in the Indy 500. With her perseverance and enthusiasm for our sport, it’s only fitting that we continue this relationship that started five years ago.”
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Indianapolis 500 practice begins on May 15, with the race set for May 28.