Race Report: Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
Mike Conway drove the No. 14 ABC Supply Honda to its first top-10 finish in two months and four races when he placed ninth in the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Sunday evening.
Pole winner Scott Dixon won the race and was followed by teammate Dario Franchitti and Simon Pagenaud, giving Honda all three podium finishes in the Chevrolet-sponsored event. Chevy powered the fourth through seventh place finishers: Will Power, Oriol Servia, Tony Kanaan and Ryan Hunter-Reay. They were followed by the Hondas of Charlie Kimball, Conway and Alex Tagliani.
Starting 14th, Conway was able to avoid mistakes, soldier on with a car that didn’t have the speed that it’s had in previous races, and score some valuable points.
“The first part of the race was pretty tough and we were just seeing what we could do with tire wear and fuel strategies,” Conway said. “The circuit breaking up made things a little more interesting for the last 15 laps. We weren’t sure we were going to make it on fuel but the extra yellows helped us out and we could race for it at the end. I’m happy we got a p-9 out of this. It was a tough day but we got some points so we can hold our heads up high and go on to the next one.”