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  • Pippa Mann Endures Difficult Indianapolis 500 to Earn Best Finish

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    On May 28, 2017 • By

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (May 28, 2017) – Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pippa Mann completed her sixth Indianapolis 500, where she earned a career best finish of 17th position. For the fourth year in a row, Pippa completed every lap of the challenging event, climbing nine spots during the 200 lap race.

    Pippa started 28th and slipped to the rear of the field on the start, but quickly settled in and began to reclaim ground. She made her first pit stop from 26th, and began to close the gap on the next cars ahead. A red flag temporarily paused the race one quarter into the race, allowing the competitors to take a brief re-set before getting back to racing. As the phrase goes, cautions bred cautions, and once the racing resumed from the red flag, the event produced a series of incidents. Quick calls from Pippa’s spotters allowed her to quickly maneuver away from the action at several points, avoiding damage and continuing her climb up the charts.

    At the halfway point, Pippa had climbed to 20th place, continuing to push forward and gain ground with consistent laps. An issue during the fifth pit stop of the No. 63 Dale Coyne Racing car nudged Pippa back down the field to rejoin in 26th. A series of incidents then brought out several yellow flags in the second half of the race, and again, teamwork between the Dale Coyne Racing crew, Pippa, and her spotters kept her car clear of the damage, needing only to pit for fresh tires, or fuel stops. Pippa raced clean to the finish line, bettering last year’s 18th place finish with a 17th place result.

    “Today was a tough, messy day at the race track,” said Mann. “We struggled a little with a few issues with the car, and we struggled with a couple of issues on pit road that were outside our control. Overall, I’m really proud of the 63 Dale Coyne Racing team. Despite the fact it felt like things just kept going wrong today, they kept digging, and kept after it. Coming home in the top twenty for the second year running, and bettering last year’s finish despite a much scrappier day, definitely feels like some reward for everyone’s hard work, but we’re racers, and we always want to do better. Without the pit issues outside of our control today, we might have just sneaked into that top 15, but that’s part of this sport.

    “I also want to congratulate my team-mate Ed Jones on an incredible run to third place today. It’s a great result for both him, and for Dale Coyne Racing.”

    Pippa is next scheduled to be back in action at the second round for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North American series with Prestige Performance at Watkins Glen on Friday 30th June/Saturday 1st July.

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  • Made In Space Joins Mann as Associate Sponsor for the Indy 500

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    On May 17, 2017 • By

    Dale Coyne Racing driver Pippa Mann is welcoming a new associate sponsor to her list of partners for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 with the addition of Made In Space, Inc., the world’s first space manufacturing company.

    Founded in 2010, Made In Space sent the first commercial 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) in March 2016. They have printed parts for customers such as Lowe’s Home Improvement and NASA.

    As part of the company’s partnership with Pippa, Made In Space plans to print the Susan G. Komen® running ribbon logo on its 3D printer aboard the ISS during National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October 2017. The ribbon will then be auctioned off to raise funds on behalf of Komen’s national research and community outreach programs.

    “When Made In Space reached out to me with their concept for this partnership, they immediately captured my attention and imagination. I’m so geeked out by this,” expressed Pippa. “I always love it when our racing program partners also want to find ways to engage and support in our fund-raising mission for Susan G. Komen, but to me, the idea to tie these two promotions together in this way hit the cool factor out of the park. I love that we have a technologically advanced series that tech companies are interested in, and I’m so excited to have these guys on board, and to be part of producing this breast cancer ribbon in space this October!”

    While plans are to print the ribbon in October, chances are the auction won’t start until the new year. The entire process to print in space and send a part to Earth can be a lengthy one. Parts are first tested on the ground to fine tune printer settings, after which print commands are sent to Made In Space’s Additive Manufacturing Facility aboard the International Space Station. Once printed, astronauts remove and photograph the objects, and then place them in stowage bags for protection during the return trip to Earth aboard resupply spacecraft. Made In Space works closely with NASA to coordinate the return of the parts to Earth.

    “We’re proud to sponsor Pippa for this year’s Indy 500,” said Andrew Rush, President & CEO, Made In Space. “As an aerospace company, we have a natural appreciation for engineering excellence and Indy racing is a great demonstration of that. Pippa is a terrific representative of the sport and fantastic role model. We are also excited to support Susan G. Komen’s important work of making an impact in the fight against breast cancer.”

    Stay tuned to Pippa Mann and Made In Space’s social media accounts for more information on when the made in space Komen ribbon will be up for auction.

    For more information on Made In Space, please visit www.madeinspace.us, or on Twitter @MadeInSpace and Facebook @WeAreMadeInSpace.

     

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  • Pippa joins Jackie Heinricher, Prestige Performance and Wayne Taylor Racing for Lamborghini Super Trofeo

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    On April 29, 2017 • By

    Coming off a series-high four championships last season, Prestige Performance and Wayne Taylor Racing have announced their plans to run a four-car program in the 2017 Super Trofeo North American Series. Pippa Mann and Jackie Heinricher will be racing together in the No. 57 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo in the PRO AM class, forming the organization’s first all female driver pairing.

    “I am thrilled to be joining Prestige Performance, and Wayne Taylor Racing,” said Pippa. “Learning a new car, a new team, a new series, new circuits, and working with a co-driver for the first time in 2017 will be a big learning experience for me, but I’m extremely excited to have this opportunity to be pairing up with Jackie, and joining such a storied team.”

    Jackie Heinricher was the only woman to compete at the Lamborghini World Finals in Valencia, Spain, in 2016, and took home 2 third place finishes that weekend to add to her already solid podium record in the 2016 North American Super Trofeo Series.

    “We are so proud to be a part of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Series and to continue to support its vision for motorsports,” said Mark Laino, Race Program Manager, Prestige Performance. “Our partnership with Wayne Taylor Racing has truly allowed us to build a winning platform for drivers, both professional and amateur. We are committed to this program, its growth and are looking forward to a successful 2017, both on and off the track, for our customers and our organizations.”

    The 2017 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Series will hold five events during IMSA WeatherTech Championship weekends: May 4 to 6 Circuit of the Americas, June 29 to July 1 at Watkins Glen International, Aug. 4 to 6 at Road America, Aug. 25 to 27 at Virginia International Raceway, and Sept. 22 to 24 at Laguna Seca. The World Finals will be held Nov. 16 and 17 in Imola, Italy.

    For more information on Wayne Taylor Racing, please visit www.waynetaylorracing.com, and for more information about Prestige Performance, please visit www.pestigeperfctr.com.

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  • Pippa Mann and Genetic Technologies Partner for Second Consecutive Year to Promote BREVAGenplus®

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    On March 29, 2017 • By

    This May, Dale Coyne Racing driver Pippa Mann is returning to the driver’s seat for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. Genetic Technologies, a molecular diagnostics company focused on cancer risk assessment, announced today an agreement with the female driver to continue its U.S. focused marketing program for BREVAGenplus, with Mann serving for a second consecutive term as the product’s ambassador and spokesperson. Mann is one of only nine female athletes to ever compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the only female driver to start in the race over the past four consecutive years.

    “We are excited to continue this outstanding partnership with Pippa,” said Eutillio Buccilli, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Genetic Technologies. “She is truly dedicated to leveraging her platform as a world-class athlete to impact women’s health and shares our passion for the integral role BREVAGenplus can play as a breast cancer risk assessment and preventative treatment management tool.”

    In addition to her role with Genetic Technologies, Mann is partnering with Susan G. Komen®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, which funds more breast cancer research than any other non-profit, outside of the U.S. government, while providing screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs. In 2016, Mann was honored as one of Komen’s More Than Pink™ heroes in support of the organizations Bold Goal – to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by half, by 2026.

    Key partnership activities this year will include the BREVAGenplus logo represented on Mann’s #63 Dale Coyne Racing car and promotional apparel. Mann will also participate at select BREVAGenplus oriented events and other promotional activities over the course of 2017. The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28, 2017 will serve as the official launch of this year’s partnership program. The “Indy 500” is the largest single day sporting event in the world and offers important promotional opportunities during the month long lead-up to the race, which includes 12 days of on-track activities and hospitality event participation.

    “I’m thrilled to welcome back Genetic Technologies as a partner with Dale Coyne Racing and proud to represent the BREVAGenplus brand. I’m excited to do my part in helping women and healthcare providers learn about the test, and highlight how important it can be in determining individual breast healthcare plans and personal medical maintenance,” commented Pippa Mann.

    About Genetic Technologies Limited
    Genetic Technologies is a molecular diagnostics company that offers cancer predictive testing and assessment tools to help physicians proactively manage patient health. The Company’s lead product, BREVAGenplus®, is a clinically validated risk assessment test for non-hereditary breast cancer and is first in its class.  BREVAGenplus is designed to facilitate better informed decisions about breast cancer screening and preventive treatment plans, and is directed towards women aged 35 years or above, who have not had breast cancer and have one or more risk factors for developing breast cancer.
    The Company markets BREVAGenplus, through its U.S. subsidiary Phenogen Sciences Inc., to healthcare professionals in comprehensive breast health care and imaging centres, as well as to obstetricians/gynaecologists (OBGYNs) and breast cancer risk assessment specialists (such as breast surgeons). For more information, please visit www.brevagenplus.com and www.phenogensciences.com.
    Genetic Technologies is developing a pipeline of risk assessment products including a novel colorectal cancer (CRC) test. For more information, please visit www.gtgcorporate.com

    About Pippa Mann
    Having grown up as a race fan, Pippa Mann began her motorsport career in Europe, before moving to the States in 2009 to compete in the Firestone Indy Lights Series. There she became the first female in history to win a pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and only the second woman ever to win an Indy Lights race. In 2011, Mann became the eighth woman in history to qualify for and race in the Indianapolis 500, and the first British female to do so. Mann has now competed in four Indianapolis 500 races, and is currently the second fastest female qualifier of all time with a four lap average of the Speedway at just under 230mph. Outside of the car Mann is passionate about her partnership with Susan G. Komen®, and about her role as a Wellness Ambassador for Well & Company. She regularly spends time connecting with her fan-base directly through social media interaction, in person appearances and autograph signings, and she strives to inspire young girls to believe in themselves and follow their dreams. Visit www.pippamann.com to learn more.

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  • Pippa Returns to Dale Coyne Racing for 101st Indy 500

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    On March 28, 2017 • By

    Pippa Mann is returning to Dale Coyne Racing for a fifth consecutive year to pilot the team’s third entry in the 101st Indianapolis 500. Mann will be back behind the wheel of the #63 Dale Coyne Racing Honda as she looks to make her sixth start at the famed 2.5-mile superspeedway.

    The British driver will once again be paired with engineer Rob Ridgely. Ridgely was Pippa’s engineer when she scored her best 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,” expressed Pippa. “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.”

    As she’s done for the past four consecutive years, Pippa will continue to raise awareness for the Get Involved Campaign alongside her racing program. This year, the campaign that raises money for Susan G. Komen® is partnering with Auction Cause, a premier cause marketing agency, that will run the auction on eBay for Charity. 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,” added Pippa. “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.”

    In the past two years, the campaign has raised over $135, 000. Items available in the 2017 auction will include 1:18 die-casts and artwork signed by various drivers, Pippa’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,” shared Team Owner Dale 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.”

    People who wish to be notified via email once the auction goes live can sign up at the following link: http://www.auctioncause.com/cf/komen-get-involved/signup.htm

    On track action for this year’s Indy 500 gets underway Monday, May 15 with practice. The 101st Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

     

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    About Susan G. Komen®
    Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. That promise has become Komen’s promise to all people facing breast cancer. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.

     

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  • Pippa Partners with OrthoIndy

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    On February 6, 2017 • By

    Pippa Mann is excited to announce a new partnership with Indianapolis orthopedic care provider OrthoIndy.

    “As a former patient of OrthoIndy, I was thrilled with the idea of partnering with them,” said Pippa. “OrthoIndy is the place the pro-athletes trust. Whatever sport we play, when we have broken bones, or orthopedic issues, getting them resolved not only so we can live our lives comfortably, but so we can perform again at the highest levels of our abilities after surgery or treatment is exceptionally important to us. The OrthoIndy staff are not only the best in the business in terms of clinical care, but after treating and work with so many pro-athletes, they understand the physchology of not only wanting to get better, but wanting to be able to return to competition as quickly as possible too.”

    OrthoIndy has provided orthopedic care for the racing community for years. Statistics show that women are the primary healthcare decision makers in a household; therefore, it was important to OrthoIndy to align with a female athlete in the Indianapolis community. Pippa Mann is a strong female athlete in a male-dominated profession, who has proved you can do anything you set your mind to.

    “The physicians, nurses and employees of OrthoIndy are excited to partner with Pippa,” said Jane Keller, CEO of OrthoIndy. “Pippa is passionate about giving back to the Indianapolis community we serve. We are proud to partner with her.”

    To stay up to date with OrthoIndy, and to find out first about any public appearances Pippa has as part of her partnership, connect with OrthoIndy on Facebook, or @OrthoIndy on Twitter and Instagram and Pippa Mann on Facebook, or @PippaMann on Twitter or Instagram.

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    About OrthoIndy and the OrthoIndy Hospital

    Founded over 50 years ago, OrthoIndy is one of the most highly respected orthopedic practices in the Midwest. With over 70 physicians providing care to central Indiana residents from more than 10 convenient locations, OrthoIndy provides leading-edge bone, joint, spine and muscle care. OrthoIndy physicians also provide care to the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Indianapolis Indians and Dance Kaleidoscope, as well as local colleges and high schools.

    Owned and operated by OrthoIndy physicians, OrthoIndy Hospital is central Indiana’s first specialty hospital with a direct focus on bone, joint, spine and muscle care and the most technologically advanced facility available for orthopedics in the Midwest. As a physician-owned hospital model, OrthoIndy Hospital’s top priorities are patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes.

    Quality patient care serves as the foundation for the physician-owned and operated hospital, which is evident in the ratings received from Press Ganey Associates, Inc. From 2013 to 2016 OrthoIndy Hospital was named a Guardian of Excellence Award winner for consistently achieving the 95th percentile of performance in patient satisfaction. From 2009 to 2012, OrthoIndy Hospital was named the Summit Award Winner for sustaining the highest level of customer satisfaction for three or more consecutive years.

    For more information on OrthoIndy, please call (317) 802-2000 or visit us at OrthoIndy.com.

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  • Pippa Mann to join forces with Abby McLaughlin, Top Kart USA to form Team Empower

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    On December 8, 2016 • By

    Pippa Mann is joining forces with karting standout Abby McLaughlin, Top Kart, and Top Kart USA to form Team Empower, an Indianapolis based karting team focused on showcasing and developing young female talent in karting. Team Empower’s goal will be to provide a platform and resources to empower young female racers, and help equip them with the skill-sets require both on and off the track, that will allow them to pursue their motorsports dreams.

    Pippa, a former European and World Championship Formula A karting competitor, previously raced under the Top Kart banner in her late teens competing in the Italian Open Championship, the European Championships, and the Karting World Cup in Japan. She has since climbed the motorsport ladder to compete in 5 Indianapolis 500 races, and is currently the second fastest female qualifier at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in history.

    “It’s amazing how sometimes in life things come full circle,” said Pippa. “I had so much fun in my teens when I was living in Italy, and competing on the factory Top Kart team, but at the same time, I was the only female driver on the team, often the only one competing at many of the events we were at. I never had a female mentor to help guide me, and there was never any female solidarity from the few other female racers there were. Since moving to the US in 2009 to race in Indy Lights, becoming more connected to the female racing scene has been increasingly important to me, and over the past few years I have been trying to find an opportunity where I would be able to help, give back, and hopefully be the person I wished I had had when I was growing up.”

    Abby began racing competitively at the age of 5 and has continued to advance towards her goal of becoming a professional race car driver. She has begun testing the McLaughlin Motorsports F1000, F2000 race cars and has shown very completive speed in her first outings. She currently is the highest ranked female in the IAME Sr. class and will begin racing the gear box classes offered in the Rok Cup and SKUSA.

    “This program, and the shared passion Pippa and I have for this team, and its goals, is very exciting to me,” said Abby McLaughlin. “We want to use this opportunity to help young female drivers focus not only on developing their race craft on track, but also to help teach them the skill-sets off track that will help them build their brands. With sponsorship being such a crucial element to being able to take the next steps in motorsport, we want to make sure that we focus on all angles of helping these young drivers develop in Team Empower, to give them the best possible opportunities to move up the ladder in the motorsport world.”

    “It’s refreshing to see the passion Abby and Pippa have to help promote and support other young female drivers,” said William McLaughlin Sr, advisor to Top Kart USA. “Usually drivers have a habit of being very self-focused, so it’s exciting to see two female drivers so willing to give back, and so invested in creating an entire female driving team. Having served as our test driver on many of the prototype chassis, Abby’s knowledge base will provide a huge source of information, and Pippa will be able to bring not only her coaching skills, but also her deep knowledge base on the business side of racing. Together, we believe they will make quite the leading combination.”

    Team Empower will utilize the latest World Championship Top Kart chassis in each of the senior, junior and cadet classes with support from Top Kart, and Top Kart USA. Pippa is expected to attend as many of the races as possible with her 2017 schedule, and is also expected to be found back behind the wheel of a Top Kart herself as 2017 progresses.

    To learn more about Team Empower, or to inquire about becoming part of the team, contact Abby at Top Kart USA, or by visiting the website at www.topkartusa.net.

    Top Kart USA located in Indianapolis Indiana is the largest distributer for Top Kart in North America.

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  • Pippa named to Susan G. Komen More Than Pink List

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    On October 3, 2016 • By

    Verizon IndyCar driver Pippa Mann has been named to Susan G. Komen’s “ The List“. The List is a group of individuals who are being honored for their contributions and impact in working for women and men facing breast cancer in conjunction with the launch of their new More Than Pink™ movement.

    Every year 40,000 women and men pass away from breast cancer, and while there is plenty of pink visible every October (National Breast Cancer Awareness month), More Than Pink serves to remind us that pink is more than just a color; it represents the impact that each person is making in the fight against the most frequently diagnosed cancer worldwide.

    With the launch of a Bold Goal to reduce the number of current breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% in the next decade, Susan G. Komen is now rallying supporters to take an extra step, to help build on awareness and make an even bigger, bolder impact. “The List” is composed of individuals who embody the More Than Pink movement, including everyday heroes, scientists, clinicians, advocates, community leaders, athletes, musicians, and public leaders.

    “The past three years partnering with Susan G. Komen at the Indianapolis 500, to bring a pink car, and pink racing program, that serves as a fundraising beacon around our biggest event of the year, has been an incredible experience,” said Mann. “It started with the idea of simply changing my helmet colors, and allowing it to be auctioned off after the race, but with the support of Dale Coyne Racing, and the IndyCar fans, we’ve created something that is truly special to be a part of.“

    “I’ve met many friends on this journey so far, and sadly, I have lost friends who I have met in this community too. 40,000 is not just a number, these are real people, with families, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, parents, and friends. These are the people whose names have ridden with me, in the cockpit of my car, at the past two Indianapolis 500s, and these are the people who we are continuing to fight for.”

    To accomplish the Bold Gold, Susan G. Komen will focus on improving access to quality and timely cancer care for the underserved and enhancing Komen’s research focus on lethal breast cancers.

    “We’ve all witnessed the struggle of someone we love fighting breast cancer: a friend or co-worker, someone in our family, even ourselves,” said SVP of Marketing Miguel Perez. “More Than Pink is our rallying cry to encourage everyone to step up to the plate – in ways big and small – and become a hero.”

    Whether it’s a doctor who won’t give up on a patient, a volunteer who gives their time to ensure the Race for the Cure goes off without a hitch, a friend driving a breast cancer patient to chemo, or a child who sells lemonade in honor of his or her mother, More Than Pink provides a national platform on which to share stories, and to encourage others to join the movement. Learn more about how to donate, act, and get involved by visiting: komen.org/more-than-pink.

    To view the full List visit: komen.org/TheList

     

    About Susan G. Komen®

    Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.

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  • Mann Perseveres in the Poconos

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    On August 24, 2016 • By

    Last weekend at Pocono Raceway, Pippa Mann returned to the driver’s seat in the Verizon IndyCar Series for a second time this season. Having only competed at the Indianapolis 500 in May, Dale Coyne Racing asked Mann to return for the second 500 mile race on the 2016 schedule at the Pennsylvania track dubbed the “Tricky Triangle.” Without prior testing at the track, the weekend proved to not be without its issues, but the Dale Coyne Racing team persevered, proudly representing the names and legacies of deceased DCR drivers Justin Wilson and Bryan Clauson. Mann finished the event in 17th place, one position behind teammate Conor Daly in 16th.

    “It has definitely been a challenging weekend here at Pocono Raceway for many reasons,” said Mann. “I was much happier with the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America car in the race than I had been all weekend, I feel like we made progress. However we were still struggling outright for speed, and we were unlucky with a mechanical issue where my anti-roll bar got stuck in the stiffest position. This wasn’t a huge impact at Turn 1, but with the wind direction, and the nature of the low banked Turn 3, it meant I had my hands full at that end of the track for a lot of the afternoon. After two stints, we decided we had to try and address the problem on pit-lane, and the crew did a great got getting the bar moving again, while losing minimal on track time. Unfortunately we were also unlucky all afternoon with when the yellows fell, just never allowing us to get any laps back.”

    It was also an emotional weekend for at all in the Dale Coyne Racing team as the event marked the one year anniversary since the passing of former Dale Coyne Racing driver Justin Wilson, and was the first race back for IndyCar since the passing of another driver to grace the DCR banner, Bryan Clauson. Clauson was on a mission to make 200 starts this year in his sprint car, midget, and winged sprint schedule, and was teammate to both Mann and Daly at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

    “It was a tough weekend, but I am very grateful to Dale Coyne Racing for choosing to put me in the car this weekend. Drivers from all over the sport have been helping get Bryan get to his 200 starts, and I know he was one day looking forward to racing at Pocono Raceway. It’s not the finish he would have wanted, but I hope he got to enjoy starting, and running this race with Conor and I today.”

    Mann’s finish of 17th at the end of the ABC Supply 500 makes her one of only three drivers in the IndyCar field to be running at the end of the past three 500 mile IndyCar races alongside Carlos Munoz, and Scott Dixon.

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  • Pippa returns to Pocono; Daly to drive the #88 BC Forever car in honor of Clauson

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    On August 16, 2016 • By

    The entire Dale Coyne Racing team enters the race weekend at Pocono Raceway with heavy hearts following the loss of their Indianapolis 500 teammate Bryan Clauson over a week ago. To honor his memory Conor Daly will be driving the #88 BC Forever entry at the ABC Supply 500, and Pippa will be racing with a special ‘BC Still Chasing 200’ decal on her helmet.

    Clauson, who passed away from injuries sustained in a race incident at the Belleville Midget Nationals on August 6th, was on a mission this year, by ‘Chasing 200’ race starts in his ‘Circular Insanity’ tour. His teammates from May are now looking to help him reach that goal while paying tribute to him at Pocono Raceway this weekend.

    “This past week has been incredibly tough for everyone in the racing family, and I am amongst those who have been feeling the loss of a friend, and a teammate. When I heard from Dale (Coyne) last week that he had decided I would drive the #19 car this weekend, it meant so much to me, because it gives me the opportunity to be one of the drivers helping Bryan reach his 200 starts this year,” said Mann.

    “I’m adding a modified version of the BC Still Chasing 200 logo that Dale Coyne Racing have created for all of the IndyCar drivers to my helmet ahead of this weekend so I can carry him with me for the race. He told me in May he wanted to race an IndyCar here, so I hope between Conor and I, he sees this as us helping make those starts for him.”

    This weekend’s event marks Mann’s third visit to the 2.5 mile triangular oval, where she has finished in the top 15 on both her previous starts. She will have 90 minutes of practice on Saturday morning ahead of the 1.30 ET qualifying session.

    The ABC Supply 500 will be broadcast live on NBCSN starting at 3.00pm ET on Sunday, August 21st.

    Live timing and scoring will be available for all sessions on racecontrol.indycar.com.

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