Megennis Back With Andretti In Indy Lights

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Robert Megennis was fastest in Freedom 100 testing on Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Al Steinberg Photo)
Robert Megennis will return to Andretti Autosport for the upcoming Indy Lights campaign. (Al Steinberg Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – Andretti Autosport announced Tuesday that Robert Megennis will return to the team for the upcoming Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season.

Megennis will step back into his No. 27 Dallara, completing the team’s four-car lineup.

“I’m massively excited to be back with Andretti Autosport,” said Robert Megennis. “We had a great 2019 season together, and I’m excited to take what we learned into 2021. I love this team and I know it’s the right environment for me. Thank you to my partners SailPoint, Sirius Computer Solutions, Juniper Networks, CyberArk, and Cybereason for making this happen. A big thank you to Andretti Autosport for giving me this opportunity. Time to go win some races.”

The New York-native is a veteran of Indy Lights and the Road to Indy program, getting behind the wheel of a USF2000 car for the first time in 2016. In the 2019 Indy Lights season, the 20-year-old scored his first win on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and sat on the pole position for the Freedom 100. Within his rookie Indy Lights campaign, Megennis captured two pole positions, six podiums and finished fifth in the championship.

“We are excited to have Robert return to our Andretti Autosport Indy Lights lineup for 2021,” said J-F Thormann, president, Andretti Autosport. “In his rookie season in 2019, Robert was a contender all season long and focused on success. He brings great value to the team as a veteran of the series alongside rookie teammates and we are ready to get the season started in St. Petersburg.”

Megennis completes Andretti’s Indy Lights roster, joining rookie teammates Devlin DeFrancesco, Kyle Kirkwood and Danial Frost.