Briscoe, Mann, Vautier complete TBAs for IndyCar in Texas

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Ryan Briscoe (No. 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Honda), Pippa Mann (No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda) and Tristan Vautier (No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda) will complete the lineup to the 23-car field for this weekend’s Firestone 600, Round 9 of the Verizon IndyCar Series season, their teams have confirmed on Tuesday.

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Briscoe and Mann will each be making their second starts of the season, after making their first start with their respective teams in the Indianapolis 500.

In Briscoe’s case, he’ll be returning to the U.S. from Le Mans, where he tested this past weekend for Corvette Racing in anticipation of his second 24 Hours of Le Mans start.

He’ll be one of the team’s Corvette C7.Rs in the GTE-Pro class, and will head back to Europe after completing the race on Saturday night. Conor Daly is the frontrunner to be back in the No. 5 car at Toronto, while Briscoe competes at Le Mans June 13-14.

Mann will switch from the No. 63 Susan G. Komen-backed entry into the No. 18; she follows Carlos Huertas, Rocky Moran Jr., Conor Daly, Rodolfo Gonzalez, and Vautier as drivers of that car this season.

Vautier, meanwhile will be in for his third straight weekend with Coyne, for his fourth race start. Vautier is coming off an impressive fourth place finish in Detroit this past weekend.