Mike Conway joins Action Express for Rolex 24 at Daytona
Action Express Racing has confirmed that Mike Conway will be returning to the team for the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Conway will be sharing the Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-VR at the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship season opener, joining Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani and Filipe Albuquerque.
The Briton already drove the Florida classic for the team in 2017 and 2018, finishing in second place in the latter. He was supposed to be part of the team's line-up last year, but was unable to compete at the last minute due to visa issues.
“I’m excited to be back with Action Express Racing, and it’s been fun so far driving with them since 2017,” said Conway. “We’ve had some good results, but obviously, winning at Daytona has eluded us. I raced with Albuquerque last year, and I’ll be teaming up again with Nasr – whom I drove with my last time at Daytona,” Conway said. “So I know both of them pretty well as teammates. I feel we have one of the strongest lineups for this year’s race, and I think we can have a good result.”
Conway also currently competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship, where he is currently second in the LMP1 standings with Toyota Gazoo Racing.
Conway's return coincides with the news that long time driver Eric Curran will not be returning to his driving duties for the 2020 season, having stepped down from DPi competition.
“Since Action Express and Whelen Engineering teamed up in 2016, we have enjoyed tremendous success,” said Action Express team owner Bob Johnson. “Eric Curran was a very big part of that success from the beginning. Everyone at Action Express will always consider Eric to be part of our racing family. We are confident Eric will be able to continue his driving career with a team that can offer him a driving position in more races than we are able to offer him at this time and we wish him great success as he continues his many years of service as a representative of Whelen Engineering.
We are very excited to welcome Mike Conway back to the Whelen number 31 car to join Felipe, Pipo and Filipe in Daytona for the 2020 Rolex 24 hour event.”