Drivers for Dale Coyne Racing
#19 Boy Scouts of America Honda
Born: July 31, 1978
Hometown: Sheffield, England
Resides: Longmont, CO
Marital Status: Married with 2 children
Justin Wilson inherited his father's passion for racing, though his father's amateur racing career was ended by injuries before his son was born. Wilson showed he had a talent for racing, winning titles in karting, formula cars and eventually progressing to Formula One, were he sold shares of stock of himself to 900 investors as a means of funding his racing career. Joining the IndyCar Series in 2008, he won three races (two with Dale Coyne Racing), with his last win coming on the 2.5-mile oval at Texas Motor Speedway on June 9, 2012. Wilson lives in Colorado and enjoys mountain biking, which is part of his workout regimen.
#18 Café de Colombia Honda
Born: June 22, 1991
Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia
Resides: Bogotá, Colombia
Marital Status: Single
Carlos Huertas comes to the United States this year for his first season in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He joins Dale Coyne Racing and brings a wealth of road course and street course experience after several seasons in European open wheel series. The 22 year old Colombian has made racing his life since getting into a kart at a young age. He competed in Colombian karting series for 4 years until deciding to seek more competitive racing in Brazil. After an additional 2 years of kart racing in Brazil, Huertas made the move to Europe to compete in open wheel car racing.
Carlos spent his first 2 years racing in the Formula BMW series where he impressed enough to move into the British F3 series in 2009. He collected many podium finishes and one win in his three seasons in the series. After finishing third in the 2011 championship, Huertas moved to the World Series by Renault for the 2012 and 2013 season. He joins four of his fellow countrymen in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Season and is one of four rookies participating in the series this season.
Carlos earned a win in his ninth career Verizon IndyCar start in Houston, TX in the first race of the weekend's double header. He took the top step of an all Colombian podium and held off fellow countryman Juan Pablo Montoya for the win.
Carlos stands 5’ 9” tall and weighs 143 lbs. In his free time, Carlos enjoys playing and watching soccer, playing tennis, and keeping up his personal fitness.
#63 Susan G. Komen Honda
Born: August 11, 1983
Hometown: London, England
Resides: Indianapolis, IN
Marital Status: Married
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, and in 2013 she made her return to the Indy 500 field, this time with Dale Coyne Racing. In addition to her racing commitments, the British driver is a regular voice on IMS Radio Network’s coverage of the Verizon IndyCar Series, and has made guest appearances as co-presenter for NBCSN’s television coverage of the Firestone Indy Lights series. Mann also works with young and upcoming female drivers through her association with Glass Hammer Racing – an organization created to encourage the interest and participation of young women in motorsport.
Pippa returns to the Indianapolis 500 for 2014 with Dale Coyne Racing. She will drive the pink #63 Susan G. Komen car to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. In addition to the pink car, she will also wear a pink helmet, suit, and more.