Indy Lights graduate Ryan Norman will make his NTT INDYCAR SERIES debut July 4 at The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by the HPD Ridgeline, driving the No. 52 Koinu Inu/EVO entry of Dale Coyne Racing with RWR at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Norman, a native of Cleveland, tested for the Coyne with RWR team earlier this week at Mid-Ohio alongside full-time series driver Romain Grosjean. Norman, 23, will represent partners Koinu Inu, EVO and Three Chord Bourbon on his No. 52 Honda.
“My goal throughout my whole racing career has been to become an NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver,” Norman said. “So many years of hard work and sacrifices have finally paid off, and I want to thank Dale Coyne for giving me a shot to show what I can do in the series.
“It's an honor to be able to drive for DCR. They have shown over the years that they have created a great competitive program, and I can't wait to see what we can accomplish together. I'm more prepared than ever before to show that I belong in INDYCAR and can fight for podiums and wins. It's time to get to work."
Norman started his racing career on two wheels in his native Ohio and was a successful motocross racer. He transitioned to cars in 2015 and found immediate success, winning in multiple classes and winning the SCCA Formula Atlantic Championship.
Norman then moved to the competitive Indy Lights series in 2017, driving for Andretti Autosport through 2019. He earned two victories and eight total podium finishes in three seasons, finishing fourth in the standings in 2018 and 2019.
He joined Bryan Herta Autosport in 2020 to compete full time in the No. 33 Hyundai Veloster N TCR and won the drivers’ championship with co-driver Gabby Chaves. In 2021, Norman joined Parker Chase in the No. 98 Elantra N TCR.
Practice starts at Mid-Ohio at 2:30 p.m. (ET) Friday, July 2, live on Peacock. Practice and qualifying are set for Saturday, July 3, with the 80-lap race at noon (ET) Sunday, July 4, live on NBC and the INDYCAR Radio Network.