Pippa Mann gets Coyne’s call for Texas, in Cyclops Gear No. 18

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Pippa Mann joins Dale Coyne Racing for the next round of the IZOD IndyCar Series season at Texas Motor Speedway, in the No. 18 Cyclops Gear Honda.

Mann drove Coyne’s third car as a teammate to Ana Beatriz and Coyne’s lone full-time driver Justin Wilson at the Indianapolis 500, with the same Cyclops Gear sponsorship. Mann and Beatriz were the first pair of female teammates in ‘500 race history.

“I am very excited to be back with Dale Coyne Racing for the Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway,” Mann said in a release. “We had a great car at the Indianapolis 500 and I am looking forward to bringing the team a good finish there Saturday night under the lights. It’s exciting to be in the No. 18 car that finished 15th in the Indianapolis 500 and finished first & third this past weekend in Detroit.”

Mann has not raced at Texas previously, but did have her first IndyCar test there, with Conquest Racing in 2011.