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Conway dominates first double-header race in Detroit

Hunter-Reay had halved the gap to ten seconds with three laps go, with Hunter-Reay safely well ahead of Wilson, Dixon, Castroneves and Franchitti when Ryan Briscoe went into the tyre barriers at turn 6; everyone held their breath, but with the end of the race imminent it seemed that a full course caution now would likely freeze the field and end the race, so the incident was instead managed under a local waved yellow. If Hunter-Reay was going to win this thing, he'd have to do it on his own merits.

And by now, Hunter-Reay's own tyres were on the wane: the gap stabilised and the reigning series champion clearly decided that second was good enough today and that the name of the game was getting the #1 car home safely and reap the points.

And that's exactly how the first race of the Detroit double-header weekend finished, the British 'super-sub' basking in victory lane and hoping that starting from pole position for Sunday's race will give him a serious shot at making it clean sweep for Dale Coyne Racing.

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Mike Conway takes an early lead in race 1 of the Detroit double-header - Saturday, June 1 2013. (Photo Credit: John Cote for IndyCar Media.)
Mike Conway takes an early lead in race 1 of the Detroit double-header - Saturday, June 1 2013. (Photo Credit: John Cote for IndyCar Media.)
Mike Conway wins race 1 of the Detroit double-header - Saturday, June 1 2013. (Photo Credit: John Cote for IndyCar Media.)
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