Rodin Younessi becomes the first owner/driver on the 2012 Firestone Indy Lights grid, with the announcement his Younessi Racing team will run the full season.
The rookie team will make its series debut this year at the season opener in the streets of St. Petersburg after moving up from the U.S. F2000 Championship while following the Road to Indy ladder system, with Younessi in the No. 16 entry.
Younessi, also an entrepreneur and attorney, most recently competed in the U.S. F2000 series in 2011. He has also competed in motorcycle and sports car racing.