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Younessi Racing secures Dempsey’s return

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted May 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm Indy Lights, Signing

Peter Dempsey (photo: IndyCar.com)

Peter Dempsey no longer wakes up and wonders if he’ll race an Indy Lights car in 2012.

His ride has been finalized.

Younessi Racing — owned by driver Rodin Younessi —  has signed the talented Irishman for both the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Detroit’s Belle Isle race on June 2.

Not only will Dempsey return to the cockpit he will do so with a familiar engineer: Dave McMillan — Dempsey’s engineer at O2 Racing Technology.

This is a smart move by Younessi Racing. In nine Indy Lights starts, Dempsey, 26, has four podium finishes and remains the winningest driver in Star Mazda Championship history (nine wins).

Simply put, he deserves to be in an Indy Lights car.

It will be nice to see Peter back in the car. He will be a good addition to Younessi Racing and it should be fun to see what kind of impact he will have on the organization.

Dempsey will participate in the Indy Lights Open Test on May 11 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the Freedom 100.

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