Nick Andries, who finished third in the 2011 Star Mazda Championship, will make his Firestone Indy Lights debut this weekend on the streets of Long Beach. He'll drive Bryan Herta Autosport's No. 28 entry, which was wheeled in the first two races by Troy Castenada.
Andries joins Tristan Vautier as 2011 Star Mazda graduates in the 2012 Indy Lights ranks - Connor De Phillippi was Andries' teammate at Team Pelfrey last year. Andries had eight top fives and one pole position in the 2011 season.
Long Beach's Indy Lights field is projected at 16 cars, with Alex Jones tentatively listed to debut as well for Brooks Associates Racing. The Englishman was also listed in advance of St. Petersburg, but the necessary funding failed to materialize.