Pippa Mann to run Indy 500

Pippa Mann hopes to make her third Indy 500 start in 2014.

IndyCar driver Pippa Mann tweeted earlier today that she intends to be part of this year's Indianapolis 500, and we presume that means as a competitor. The 30-year old Brit, of course, suffered burns as a result of the horrific multi-car crash that claimed the life of Dan Wheldon during the 2011 IndyCar finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. She attempted to run the Indy 500 in 2012, but never made an attempt to qualify.

In 2013, Mann made her return to the series last year, running four races, and scoring a career-best finish of 15th at Pocono.

Mann, who is very popular amongst IndyCar fans, also did the color commentary for Indy Lights radio broadcasts last season, and in our opinion, was exceptional in that capacity.

Also, of note, Mann was one of four women (Simona de Silvestro, Katherine Legge, and Ana Beatriz the others) to start last season's Indy 500. Thus far, Mann is the only female to have even hinted that she may be contesting the 98th running of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

As for which team Mann may run with, we have heard nothing meaningful. But Mann did contest four events for Dale Coyne Racing last season, and won the Kentucky Indy Lights race for Sam Schmidt Motorsports during the 2010 season.

AR1 Staff

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