Michael Andretti is predicting there is more to come from his team and Mike Conway following the Briton's maiden IndyCar victory at Long Beach.
Conway, who was sidelined at the 2010 Indy 500 after a massive accident, took a sensational win for Andretti's team on Sunday.
Andretti said he had never had any doubts about Conway's determination following his crash, and claimend he expected the Briton to be hungrier than before.
The team owner feels his outfit can now go on to enjoy a strong season.
"I think Mike showed a lot of signs of brilliance last year at the beginning of the season and then unfortunately had his accident," Andretti said. "Coming back, I had no question in my mind. I personally felt like he was going to be hungrier than ever, and that's exactly the way it came about.
"I never felt like it was taking a chance. I was so happy that we were able to put a deal together with Mike because I wanted him all the way from the end of last year.
"I was very happy because I felt like he was going to be a great addition to the team - not only as a great talent, but he just fits in with the other three drivers, which is quite important to have that chemistry.
"And I think we have a great chemistry right now between the drivers, and because of that, I feel really good about the rest of this year. I think we're going to be strong."
Andretti also admitted he wasn't expecting Conway to win the race, conceding he was happy with the Briton finishing in the top six.
"It was crazy and I've got to admit unexpected," Andretti said. "It's so difficult to pass here, so I was really happy to see Mike up in the top six, and I thought that's not bad. At that point we were feeling good about where Ryan was and then all of a sudden Ryan has this (gearbox) problem. I was thinking, 'Oh, man, this is over.'
"And then, all of a sudden, everybody starts cheering, and I'm thinking, 'What are they cheering about?' Mike is like, boom, going past Dario (Franchitti), and next thing you know he's past (Ryan) Briscoe. Unbelievable."