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Pippa Mann Crashes During Indianapolis 500 Time Trials

Looking to become the only female starter in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, Pippa Mann was set back by a minor shunt during Saturday’s time trials.

Mann was navigating her No. 63 Dale Coyne Racing Honda through Turn 2 of the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway when she appeared to get loose down on the  track’s apron. Mann then lost control of her machine, spinning 360 degrees and making contact with the outside wall.

The 32-year-old then slid slowly into the infield wall after sustaining damage to her wing and nose.

Mann climbed out of her car under her own power before being transported to the infield care center. She was quickly cleared to drive and released.

Mann has four previous starts in the Indy 500, with a best finish of 20th in 2011.

About the author

A graduate of Ball State, Aaron rejoins Frontstretch for his second season in 2016 following a successful year that included covering seven races and starting the popular "Two-Headed Monster" column in 2015. Now in his third year of covering motorsports, Aaron serves as an Assistant Editor for Frontstretch while also contributing to other popular sites including Speed51 and The Apex. He encourages you to come say hi when you see him at the track.

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