Dale Coyne Racing announced on Thursday, April 16 that Pippa Mann will drive the organization in the Indianapolis 500. Mann will drive a pink car in support of Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest breast cancer organization. It marks the second consecutive year for the arranged partnership.
“It was an honor last year to be able to partner with Susan G. Komen,” the 31-year-old said. “By bringing Komen’s iconic images and colors to the Indy 500, we were able to promote its cause, while raising funds and awareness for Komen’s mission.
“The last time I strapped into a race car may have been last May, but I feel very fortunate to have had such strong support from the Dale Coyne Racing team and from team owner Dale Coyne over the past 12 months. We are all thrilled to bring this pink program back for a second year running.”
This will mark the third time that Mann will drive for DCR, and the fourth time that she’s competed in the Greatest Spectacle of Racing. Last year, she qualified 22nd for her personal-best effort, before finishing 24th due to an extra pit stop as a result of a mechanical issue.
“There is nothing that makes our team prouder than to represent Susan G. Komen and all of the hard work that goes into the organization’s efforts both in the U.S. and around the world,” Coyne said. “Pippa is extremely dedicated to her efforts as a driver at Indy and we look forward to our continued success with this partnership.”
The partnership will feature an interactive fundraiser that allows for fans to get involved to help raise funds for research.
“Pippa’s passion for our cause inspires us all,” Komen president and CEO Judy Salerno, said. “Whether on the track or out in the community, her commitment to raising awareness and funds brings us one step closer to a world without breast cancer.”