PLAINSFIELD, Ill. – Pippa Mann will return to Dale Coyne Racing for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 in May.
The popular driver will be shedding her traditional pink livery on her #63 machine for the colors of new primary sponsor Donate Life Indiana.
Mann’s No. 63 entry, which will be sponsored by Donate Life Indiana, will be a fourth for Dale Coyne Racing this May. The team is also fielding a car for Sebastien Bourdais, Pietro Fittipaldi and Conor Daly. The 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will mark the sixth consecutive year that Mann has joined Dale Coyne Racing for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
Mann will be looking to make her seventh Indianapolis 500 start on May 27th in a livery that prominently features the Donate Life Indiana logo, with a touch of her usual pink on the mirrors and the No. 63 decals.
Tuesday’s reveal kicked off an initiative to educate new drivers about donor registration. In her role as a spokesperson for Donate Life Indiana, Mann seeks to increase awareness for the organization’s youth education initiatives in Indiana which highlights organ, tissue and eye donor registration. She will be going into schools speaking to students and teachers and educating them on the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation as well as driver’s education classes.
“Our education team is committed to partnering with Pippa and students and teachers across the state to bring the message of organ donation and transplantation to as many students as possible,” said Steve Johnson, Board Chairman for Donate Life Indiana.
“I am honored to have been asked to drive the Donate Life car this May, and to partner with Donate Life Indiana as an ambassador to raise awareness on our mission to help reach even more Hoosiers through our education efforts,” said Mann. “This is obviously a campaign with a pretty deep personal meaning for me, and I am humbled to have the opportunity to join the racers carrying this cause forward.
“I also want to thank Dale and Gail Coyne for once again giving me this opportunity to pilot one of their entries this May. This will be my sixth year with Dale Coyne Racing and I’m truly grateful that they allow me to do this every year,” Mann said.
“We’re very happy to welcome Donate Life Indiana to the team through their partnership with Pippa. It will certainly be different to see her in new colors this May, but it’s also very exciting,” said team owner Dale Coyne. “We’re looking forward to working with Pippa and Donate Life Indiana with their mission of educating new drivers about the importance of donor registration. We also look forward to having Pippa back in the No. 63 car this May.”
Mann scored her best result at the Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne Racing at last year’s event with a 17th-place finish.