Indy Car Race Results Archive: Frustrating Start to Doubleheader Weekend for Conway

22nd July 2014

LONDON - 21, July 2014 – An eventful race weekend and awful weather conditions in Toronto saw the first of the two 65-lap feature races postponed until Sunday, creating the first same-day doubleheader since 1981.

The rain stopped for Sunday and Conway started his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet from 13th position on the grid but was forced to spin the car on the first lap in order to avoid the incident between Luca Filippi and Simon Pagenaud.  After a 30 minute delay, the race restarted but Conway was relegated to the back of field.  Using all of his skill around the tight 1.75 mile, 11-turn street circuit, Conway managed to fight his way back towards the front of the pack but in an effort to conserve fuel, had to settle for 15th.

"We were just saving a lot of fuel from the midway of the race to the end," said Conway. "And you are looking in your mirrors a lot, making sure you don't get overtaken. I did make it to the end and did overtake some people. Then on my last move on the last lap, I tried to get by (Jack) Hawksworth (for 13th) into turn three but got wide. Then (Carlos) Huertas stuck his nose inside at turn five and I couldn't hold him off. I think our pace is a little better in the race and especially with reds (Firestone tires). Rubber is going down now on the race surface for the second race so maybe the car will come to us better. At the start, I meant to stop and not hit Simon (Pagenaud) but the car spun around. I didn't hit anything. But I stalled the engine and I had to wait to have the safety team to restart me. That put us towards the back then."

Starting positions for Race 2 will be based upon entrant points following Race 1 which means Conway starts from the sixth row of the grid.

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