Sting Ray Robb is moving to Andretti Autosport for his second season of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires competition in 2022, team officials announced Oct. 28.
Road to Indy veteran Robb, 20, competed as an Indy Lights rookie in 2021 with Juncos Racing after winning the 2020 Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with the team. Robb, from Payette, Idaho, finished eighth in the Indy Lights standings in 2021, with a best finish of fifth at Mid-Ohio in the final event of the season.
“I’m so thrilled to be joining the Andretti Autosport family – their history in motorsports is phenomenal and second to none,” Robb said. “With their experience and resources, I am looking forward to some amazing results. I saw tremendous growth as a driver this past season and am anticipating using all those tools as I move forward with the Andretti Autosport team. As I team up with Andretti, I am confident that the Indy Lights championship is an achievable goal.
“A huge thank you to everyone at Andretti Autosport for believing in my ability and talent. And, to all you TEAM SR2 fans who have supported me as family, friends and partners, I thank you with a grateful heart. I know that we are all beyond excited to see what the 2022 season has in store, but before then, there is work to be done. Thank you, God, for allowing me another season with You behind the wheel with such a great team.”
During Robb’s run in the Road to Indy, he made 61 starts, captured seven victories, 18 podium finishes, started from pole position seven times, set four track records, was the AIM Move of the Year recipient twice and was the only driver in 2020 to complete all 485 laps of the Indy Pro 2000 season. With the 2020 Indy Pro 2000 scholarship, Robb entered the 2021 Indy Lights field and secured a top-10 result in 15 of his 20 starts during the season. He also earned his second Spirit Award, presented by the Road to Indy and Kids on Track program.
“We are pleased to welcome Sting Ray Robb to Andretti Autosport’s Indy Lights program for 2022,” said J-F Thormann, president, Andretti Autosport. “Sting Ray has shown great progress and talent over the course of his Road to Indy career, and we look forward to seeing what he can accomplish in Indy Lights next season.”
Andretti Autosport drivers have won the last three Indy Lights season championships, with Pato O’Ward in 2018, Oliver Askew in 2019 and Kyle Kirkwood in 2021.
Robb will make his debut in the No. 2 Andretti Autosport machine for the first time at the Chris Griffis Memorial Open Test on Oct. 30-31 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.