Ryan Norman will begin his Mazda Road to Indy
career competing in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires with Andretti Autosport.
The rookie will pilot the No. 48 Flip Side Mazda as part of Andretti’s 2017 stable. 

“I’m very excited to join Andretti Autosport
for the 2017 Indy Lights Season,”
said Norman. “With their great success in IndyCar and Indy
Lights, it is the perfect environment for me to learn and grow as a driver. I
want to thank Michael Andretti and the rest of the team for this wonderful opportunity
and I hope to bring great results to the team this coming year.”

Norman, a native of Cleveland, earned
the 2016 Championship title in the Atlantic Championship Series, collecting 10
wins in 16 races and tallying nine total pole positions. The 18-year-old is the
third of four drivers confirmed to Andretti’s 2017 roster joining Dalton
Kellett (No. 28 K-LINE Insulators, USA Mazda) and Nico Jamin (No. 27 Synova
Mazda), the fourth driver to be announced in the coming weeks. 

“We have been following Ryan’s
achievements in Formula Atlantic and feel he will do equally well, if not
better, in Indy Lights
,” said J-F Thormann, President of Andretti Autosport. “Ryan has
tested for the team several times this offseason and has impressed us with how
quickly he has adapted to the car. We are looking forward to seeing what the
2017 season has in store for us and are thrilled to have three of our four Indy
Lights entries announced.”

The growth of the Andretti’s Indy Lights
program shows the dedication Andretti has to the Mazda Road to Indy program and
the promise seen in the future of the development series program. With four
full-time entries in 2017 competition, the team is determined to build on
last-year’s achievements and work diligently to be in championship contention
all-season long. 

The 2017 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper
Tires season kicks off March 11 with a doubleheader weekend on the streets of
St. Petersburg, Florida, and will continue with 16 rounds of competition
leading up to the series finale Labor Day weekend at Watkins Glen.  

For more information,
visit AndrettiAutosport.com.