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Mike Conway, Dale Coyne Racing - Q&A

You kind of know maybe you have it in the bag. When I saw Ryan, Oh, no, there's going to be a safety car. But I left enough in the tyres.

It was a great call from John Dick. That was his plan before we went into the race. It was great. Great pit stops. The only kind of screw up was when I came out, I was going down into turn three, really slow on the left, but there was a yellow flag in turn three. I couldn't overtake him. Then Helio went flying by me. I'm like, C'mon, it's yellow.

Yeah, that was the only thing we had today. Apart from that, you don't get many weekends where it kind of just flows together.

Q:
Talk about what you were doing last Sunday during the Indy 500 and when you got the call to get this opportunity.

Mike Conway:
Well, yeah, Mark had a call from Dale, spoke about possibly doing this weekend. Yeah, I watched the first 10 laps of Indy. Looked good. I went away. I was in the garden helping my dad out with his vegetable garden. One of those kind of lazy Sundays.

I watched the last 60 laps. It was really exciting. Great to see all my friends out there. My father is quite the farmer. Horticulture. It's in England.

Then Monday, Tuesday, really got the heads up then, Tuesday lunchtime. It was all good to go. So amazing, yeah.

Q:
Dale, you're a master at putting deals together. Why not put a road and street course deal together with a sponsor and have him as your driver?

Dale Coyne:
I heard that question before. That is a possibility. We did that with Sebastien a couple years ago. It is something we'd look at and think about. You try to do the best in each category. Obviously, this guy has one of those locked up. We'll see what we can do going forward.

Q:
Mike, when you think of that day in Fontana, some people wondered whether we'd see you in an IndyCar race. Here you are a race winner.

Mike Conway:
It came to a point really, Fontana, I wanted to call it a day on that stuff. I knew it would be hard to make something possible for this year. But managed to pick up a couple of races with Bobby Rahal, the Long Beach event. That was going really good as well until we had the electrical fault.

I was thinking maybe I'd pick up a few races here and there, but I wasn't really sure. That's why I committed to do the WC championship. I was focused on that. But I love IndyCar. I'd love to stay here definitely.




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