|Pippa's Conquest Begins!|
The Team: Conquest isn’t considered a top-tier team in IndyCar right now, but with two rookies last year (Romancini and Baguette), they put both solidly in the field. Without a doubt, this team can deliver a car capable of qualifying well for Indy. Don't sell this team short.
The Driver: Pippa absolutely caught fire in the last half of the 2010 Firestone Indy Lights season, winning at Kentucky and giving it a good run elsewhere. All reports from her preseason test with Conquest were overwhelmingly positive. She won the pole at Indy last year for the Firestone Freedom 100, before being taken out on a thoughtless first-lap incident. She’s focused, and she’ll be ready.
We’re talking about the Indy 500. It’s frustrated and denied some of the best drivers in the world. This year’s field will be strong, sure, but it’s my opinion Pippa has as good a chance as anyone to get in the field. Knowing how much my daughter looks up to her and will be pulling for her, I’ll be cheering her on to do just that.
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