Danica Patrick and Pippa Man have been awarded the Indy DownForce IZOD IndyCar Series Most Popular Drivers Award.
Patrick accepted her award via video message saying “Let me know what to do to get this again next year."
The pair were honored in the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights, respectively, during the INDY DownForce Banquet on October 23 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Patrick has been on a winning streak since 2005 and has won it every year since.
She said "I'm very flattered that I've received this award once, let alone six times…Every person has the ability to pick their favorite driver, and it can change so it's a real honor to receive an award from the fans."
This was Mann’s first time to be honored by her fans. She said “A year ago, I didn't know what DownForce was, so I made an effort to participate with them year…It's such an honor and such a flattering and fantastic feeling. Indy DownForce does so much to support the series to get this award is just incredible."
The awards were determined by the vote of the fans at all Indy Racing League events throughout the season and on indycar.com.
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