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Indy 500 Spot for Legge with Dale Coyne Racing

Katherine Legge is set to tackle the Indy 500 for the second consecutive year, piloting the No. 51 Dallara-Honda for Dale Coyne Racing/RWR with sponsorship from e.l.f. Cosmetics. As one of only nine women to have competed in the historic race, Legge will aim for her fourth start in the iconic event after her return last year following a decade-long absence.

E.l.f. Cosmetics, a prominent cosmetics and skincare brand marking its 20th anniversary, is making waves by becoming the primary sponsor of Legge’s Indy 500 entry. Many believe this move marks a groundbreaking first for e.l.f. Cosmetics became the first beauty brand to take center stage in the sponsorship of an Indy 500 entry.

Expressing her gratitude, Legge stated, “I’m honored to be back at the 500 to represent such a groundbreaking and historic effort put forward by e.l.f. e.l.f. is truly changing the face of motorsports by lifting women up and challenging norms.” She added, “When I was 9 years old, I decided I wanted to be a race car driver, and I never would have dreamed a beauty brand would one day be my primary sponsor in the Indy 500.”

Legge’s partnership with e.l.f. began last year at the 107th Indy 500 when she made her mark, setting impressive qualifying speeds. “Katherine is a bold disruptor with a kind heart,” remarked Kory Marchisotto, Chief Marketing Officer for e.l.f. Beauty. “Her presence is helping to shape the future culture of racing. We are proud to sponsor Katherine as a beacon of limitless possibilities.

“This year’s Indy 500 will mark Legge’s return to the NTT IndyCar Series since last season, where she’ll aim to make her mark on the iconic 2.5-mile oval. With her best Indy 500 finish being 22nd as a rookie in 2012, Legge brings a wealth of experience, having raced full-time in the Champ Car World Series from 2006-2007 and making 10 IndyCar starts in 2012.

Legge, currently racing full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD Pro Category, has an impressive track record, scoring four victories and 11 podiums in IMSA’s GT class in 2017-2018. Last year, she made a successful return to full-time sports car racing in IMSA after recovering from a serious crash in France in 2020.

Katherine Legge post-crash interview


Adding to her accolades, Legge will be the first woman inducted into the Motorsports Walk of Fame for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach next week. She previously made history as the first woman to win in the Atlantic Championship in 2005. Reuniting with team owner Dale Coyne, with whom she drove Champ Car in 2007, Legge is excited about her prospects for this year’s Indy 500. “We’re pleased to welcome Katherine back to our team after all these years,” remarked Coyne. “We look forward to working with them and making them proud in May.

“Legge will make her debut in the No. 51 during the Open Test for the 108th Indy 500, scheduled for Wednesday, streamed live on Peacock. With her determination and experience, Legge is poised to make her mark once again in the world of motorsports.