AUSTIN, TX – For the third straight year, Oliver Askew has moved up the Road to Indy Ladder. On Wednesday morning, Andretti Autosport revealed that the American will drive for them during the 2019 Indy Lights season.
Askew, 22, ran in the USF2000 Series in 2017, winning half of his 14 starts that season. The seven wins and three runner-up’s propelled him to the championship. He used that scholarship money to move up to the Pro Mazda Series with Cape Motorsports in 2018. He finished an impressive third in the final standings after winning once (Portland 1) and having five podiums and three poles. He closed out the season with three of his five podiums in the final four races.
Now, Askew will join Andretti and compete for the Indy Lights championship. He will drive the No. 28 entry for the team.
“We’ve been following Oliver over the last few years in the Road to Indy and we have been very impressed with his talent behind the wheel,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “We are a championship-caliber team and thrilled to continue to field championship-caliber drivers. Adding Oliver to our already-strong roster has us confident we will be in contention to defend our title at the end of the season.”
Askew boasts a karting resume filled with national championships from 2013 to 2016 and won the Team USA Scholarship introducing him to North American open wheel racing.
“Joining Andretti Autosport is an extremely huge opportunity for me,” said Askew. “There is such a wealth of experience between Indy Lights, INDYCAR, Formula E and all their other racing programs – there are so many years of experience within the team. I am really looking forward to transferring that wealth of experience into my rookie season with the team and anticipate a successful season.”