Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Conway In At Foyt
Posted by James at 11:23 AM
A.J. Foyt Racing announced today the signing of Mike Conway to pilot the teams #14 Honda-powered Dallara in 2012.
“With the Series having twice as many road courses as ovals, we looked for a driver who is fast on those tracks and Mike has certainly proved himself in that area,” said A.J. Foyt. “I’m looking forward to working with him, I may even be able to give him a little advice when it comes to the ovals.”
Replacing Vitor Meira, Conway will be entering his 4th season in IndyCar, running 2009 and '10 with Dreyer and Reinbold and 2011 in the Andretti Autosport #27 entry.
“First of all I’d like to thank 2MB Sports Management and AJ Foyt Racing for making this deal come together," said Conway. "I can't wait to start work with the AJ Foyt Racing team and to drive the No. 14 ABC Supply Car. It's going to be an exciting season with the new cars and multiple engine manufacturers. Hopefully we can hit the ground running with off season developments and be quick out the box. I’m counting the days until the first test and the start of the season.”
The 28-year-old Brit finished 17th in points this season, including a victory in Long Beach.
"We all have big expectations for the upcoming season, and Mike shares our passion for getting the team back in victory lane,” Team Director, Larry Foyt said. “There is no doubt he has a ton of talent and, when combined with A.J.'s experience, I think we can accomplish great things together."