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Pippa Mann Returns to Dale Coyne Racing for Indy 500

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

For the fifth consecutive season, Dale Coyne Racing will have Pippa Mann behind the wheel for the Indianapolis 500.

The 33-year-old British driver will be competing in her sixth Indy 500 overall, joining Sebastien Bourdais and rookie Ed Jones for the three car effort by Coyne.

“I’m very happy to be rejoining Dale Coyne Racing for my fifth consecutive year with the team at the 101st Indy 500,” said Mann via a team release.

“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.”

A veteran of 15 IndyCar starts, Mann will once again represent Susan G. Coleman and drive the pink No. 63 Honda.

Part of the continued initiative of awareness, Mann will be part of the Get Involved Campaign, which has raised over $135,000 over the past two years and will partner with Auction Cause to run action on eBay for Charity. The effort will begin May 1 and close the week following the Indy 500. (People interested in the auction can sign up here)

“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 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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Joey Barnes is the Founder of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.