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Mann back at Dale Coyne for Texas

"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 added.

Mann's Texas outing will be sponsored by Cyclops Gear, which also backed her appearance in the Indy 500 last month. While she has not raced at Texas before, she did have her very first IndyCar test there in 2011 with Conquest Racing.

Mann had been scheduled to run in four races in the 2011 season but that included the season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; she was injured in the tragic multi-car accident early in the race that also claimed the life of compatriot Dan Wheldon, and as a result she spent 2012 recuperating from burn injuries to her hand while seeking a race deal for a series return which took until last month to come to fruition.

"First time in a LONG time that I've gotten to get back in an racing car this soon! I'm a little excited," Mann subsequently posted on the Twitter social network after the official announcement was made on Tuesday.



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