Mike Conway gets Coyne seat for Detroit IndyCar round

Mike Conway will make his second IndyCar appearance of the year at this weekend's Detroit double-header after securing a deal to drive the second Dale Coyne Racing entry

Mike Conway gets Coyne seat for Detroit IndyCar round

The Briton will be reunited with full-time Dale Coyne Racing driver Justin Wilson, who was his team-mate at Dreyer & Reinbold in 2010.

"I am very thankful for this opportunity with Dale and look forward to having a race weekend where I will have two chances to race with my fellow competitors," said Conway, who also raced for RLL at Long Beach.

"I miss being in the car full-time, and teaming with Justin again will be quite exciting for me."

Conway replaces Ana Beatriz, who was on a five-race deal. Team owner Dale Coyne paid tribute to the Brazilian while welcoming Conway into the team.

"First, I want to say what a great job Bia has done in the number 18 car," said Coyne.

"I think it was beneficial to run concurrent races with Bia where she could truly show her competitiveness as she did in Brazil and Indy.

"We are also excited to have a street course racer like Mike Conway join our efforts. Mike has shown over the years how competitive he can be on all types of circuits and we look forward to having our all-English team go at it at Belle Isle."

The team has not ruled out retaining Conway for future road and street events that do not clash with his WEC commitments, and also said that it is considering other drivers to fill the seat in the remaining races.

Candidates include Stefan Wilson, who tested with Coyne earlier in the year, and Oriol Servia, who is now available following Panther DRR's withdrawal from the championship after last weekend's Indy 500.

shares
comments
Kanaan at Indy: the heartbreak is over

Previous article

Kanaan at Indy: the heartbreak is over

Next article

Panther Racing parts company with JR Hildebrand

Panther Racing parts company with JR Hildebrand
Load comments

About this article

Series IndyCar
Author Mark Glendenning
How good is Palou - and can he be Dixon's main IndyCar title rival? Plus

How good is Palou - and can he be Dixon's main IndyCar title rival?

Last Sunday, Alex Palou delivered his first IndyCar victory on his Chip Ganassi Racing debut. Is the young Spaniard going to become his legendary teammate Scott Dixon’s biggest title threat? DAVID MALSHER-LOPEZ investigates Palou's potential

Can Penske redress the balance in IndyCar's battle of the titans? Plus

Can Penske redress the balance in IndyCar's battle of the titans?

IndyCar's gold standard teams Ganassi and Penske are set for another slugfest beginning this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. A poor start to the first season with the new aeroscreen left Josef Newgarden with too much ground to make up on Scott Dixon in the title chase, but his strong end to 2020 suggests a battle royale lies ahead...

IndyCar
Apr 16, 2021
The six major IndyCar subplots to follow in 2021 Plus

The six major IndyCar subplots to follow in 2021

From rookies arriving with big reputations to veterans who still have the fire and an F1-linked squad pushing to join the big leagues, IndyCar has it all this year. Here are six of the key storylines to keep track of

IndyCar
Apr 15, 2021
The Indycar season that proves Michael Andretti is better than F1 showed Plus

The Indycar season that proves Michael Andretti is better than F1 showed

Often unfairly characterised as a car-breaker, judged for his lack of an Indianapolis 500 win and a disappointing part-season of Formula 1 in 1993, Michael Andretti was highly respected by his rivals and only thwarted greater success by ill-fortune. When it all came together in 1991, he was a truly formidable force

IndyCar
Mar 6, 2021
How McLaren is striving towards IndyCar's elite Plus

How McLaren is striving towards IndyCar's elite

The second year of McLaren's full-time IndyCar return is looming, with Patricio O'Ward and Felix Rosenqvist leading its line-up. Strong team personnel and work behind the scenes means that 2021 could be the year it joins the established elite

IndyCar
Feb 21, 2021
The enigmatic legacy of a misunderstood Indy stalwart Plus

The enigmatic legacy of a misunderstood Indy stalwart

Flashes of brilliance amid spells of obscurity have been too common for Marco Andretti. While the third-generation racer has opted to bring his full-time IndyCar career to a close, his peaks and troughs have never been for want of trying

IndyCar
Jan 20, 2021
Why American racing's top dog is without equal Plus

Why American racing's top dog is without equal

A byword for success in business and in motorsport for over 50 years, Roger Penske's importance to the US scene cannot be understated. In an exclusive interview, the custodian of the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway reflects on his journey

IndyCar
Jan 11, 2021
The McLaren that rendered its Indy rivals obsolete Plus

The McLaren that rendered its Indy rivals obsolete

When founder Bruce McLaren died in June 1970, his team could have folded. Instead, his loyal band rallied to produce a string of winners - including an Indycar game-changer that won its third Indianapolis 500 five years after its debut

IndyCar
Dec 22, 2020