Mike Conway will rejoin Action Express Racing for the fourth consecutive year, the Briton signing to drive the team’s single #31 Whelen Engineering-backed Cadillac DPi-V.R in the Rolex 24 At Daytona next month.
Conway will drive alongside previously announced driver Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani and Filipe Albuquerque. Conway drove the team’s #31 Cadillac in both 2017 and 2018 at Daytona, finishing second in the latter race with Nasr, Eric Curran and Stuart Middleton in a 1-2 finish for Action Express Racing.
A year ago, Conway was scheduled to pilot the team’s #5 Cadillac but was forced to sit out the event after experiencing visa issues while travelling from his home in London.
“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.”
Conway finished sixth at Watkins Glen and seventh at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in 2019, co-driving the #5 Cadillac Prototype with Albuquerque and Joao Barbosa.
“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.”
In 2018, Conway helped Whelen Engineering drivers Nasr and Curran to both the Prototype title and the Michelin Endurance Cup (MEC), captured by Action Express Racing teams for six consecutive years. He followed up the runner-up finish in the Rolex 24 with a third-place finish in the 12 Hours of Sebring. After placing sixth with the team in the 2017 Rolex 24, Conway finished third in the 12 Hours of Sebring and second at the Petit Le Mans.
“Action Express always gives us a car to deliver,” Conway said. “I’m really looking forward to the race, especially after missing it last year due to visa issues. Now, I can’t wait for the Roar (Jan. 3/5) and then the race. It will be nice to take a couple of weeks off for Christmas, but I’m already fired up to get back to Daytona!”