Mike Conway: Driver Breakdown

Mike Conway in the #20 Fuzzy’s machine.

Mike Conway finished the 2014 IndyCar season in 23rd place in the championship, just behind teammate Ed Carpenter.  Let’s break down his 2014 season.  

We’ll be doing a statistical breakdown of all of the drivers who ran in the 2014 IndyCar season, starting from the back of the points standings and ending with the championship winner, Will Power.  To view all of the driver breakdowns, click here.  

The Year

Mike Conway only ran on the street courses this year, but that didn’t stop him from making his mark on the track.  He picked up wins at Long Beach and Toronto with help from strategist Matt Barnes. Both of his race wins came while using a different strategy than the majority of the field.  This was due to the relatively poor qualification results this year, only managing to start in the top ten twice.   

Another troubling factor came in the way of technical failures; Conway had three DNF’s this year with one crash and two car issues.  This led to him only completing 88.8% of the laps run this year compared to 99.99% for championship winner Will Power.  

It looks as if Mike Conway will rejoin forces with Ed Carpenter in 2015 and unite with Sarah Fisher Racing driver Joseph Newgarden.  Having a teammate will be good for both of the drivers and give the team a little more data to work with on race weekend.  

Update 1/31/2015: The original analysis was written before CFH Racing announced Luca Filippi as their third driver for the team.  

Form Guide

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