Dean of Speed's Race Day

Mike Conway of England, driver of the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda, leads Dario Franchitti of...

Mike Conway of England, driver of the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda, leads Dario Franchitti of Scotland, driver of the No. 10 Suave Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda during the IZOD IndyCar Series Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park. (Getty)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:37 PM ET

TORONTO - A week ago Mike Conway was watching the Indianapolis 500 on television.

On Saturday he was the most unlikely of winners in Race 1 of the IZOD IndyCar Series Chevrolet Dual in Detroit in the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda.

That’s right — Dale Coyne Racing, the team that up until Saturday had exactly two wins in 24 seasons of IndyCar competition.

And it was only Conway’s second race of 2013 after quitting A.J. Foyt’s team last season because he hated racing on ovals.

Conway, by the way, will start on the pole for Sunday’s Race 2 Dual.

“I feel good; I wanted to stay out there and do some more laps,” he said. “We will have a good car again (Sunday).”

Reigning IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay finished second in the No. 1 Andretti Autosport Chevrolet with Conway’s DCR teammate Justin Wilson third in the No. 19 Honda.


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