After finishing the 2018 season fourth in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires championship in 2018, Ryan Norman will return to Andretti Autosport in 2019.
The 20-year-old Ohio native will compete for in INDYCAR’s development ladder’s top step with Andretti for the third straight season.
“I’m really excited to finally make it official that I’ll be returning to Andretti Autosport for my third season competing in Indy Lights," Norman said. “We’ve built a solid foundation over the past two years and I’m ready to fight for wins, podiums and ultimately the championship, with such a great group of people who have become like a family to me.”
Norman melded the competitive pieces together and showed remarkable strides during the second stint of the 2018 season – capturing three of his four total podiums, claiming the pole position at the season finale in Porltand and chasing the checkered flag all the way to his first victory at Gateway Motorsports Park.
“We’re very happy that Ryan is rejoining us for his third season of Indy Lights,” said Andretti Autosport President, JF Thormann. “We were pleased with his performance this past season, and his potential as a driver began to really shine after his win at Gateway [Motorsports Park]. He’s right on track with his progression plan put together by his engineering team, and we feel strongly that he has what it takes to be a contender for the 2019 championship.”