Dale Coyne has found a combination that works when it comes to fielding his team’s No. 63 Honda for the Indianapolis 500.
Driver Pippa Mann, engineer Rob Ridgely and supporting Susan G. Komen’s Get Involved Campaign.
Mann will return to Dale Coyne Racing for a fifth consecutive year to pilot the team’s third entry in the 101st Indianapolis 500. The British driver will once again be paired with Ridgely, who was her engineer when she scored her best Verizon IndyCar Series finish in 2015 (13th), as well as her best Indy 500 result (18th) last year.
“I’m very happy to be rejoining Dale Coyne Racing for my fifth consecutive year with the team at the 101st Indy 500,” Mann 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 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.”
Mann will continue to raise awareness for the Get Involved Campaign alongside her racing program. Over the past two Indy 500s, the campaign has raised more than $135,000 for Susan G. Komen.
Click it: Learn more about Mann’s charity auction
This year, the campaign is partnering with Auction Cause, a premier cause marketing agency, that will run a charity auction on eBay. 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.
“I’m also excited about the link up with Auction Cause and eBay for Charity this May,” Mann said. “They have so much experience running online campaigns, I feel like it’s a huge step for me, and for the Get Involved Campaign to partner with them. This new format has allowed me to reach out to more drivers, get them involved with more signed items, and I’m hoping we’re able to reach more race fans, and raise even more money for Susan G. Komen than we have ever done before.”
Items available in the auction include 1:18 die-casts and artwork signed by various drivers, Mann’s race worn, pink helmet and suit, a karting night at Speedway Indoor Karting, as well as the popular ‘Turn the cockpit pink’ option where names of people are placed in the cockpit to honor the memories of loved ones lost, or those who are fighting or who have fought cancer.
“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,” Coyne said. “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.”