12 seconds. Mike Conway won the first of two 2013 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix heats by 12 seconds, over the course of 70 laps at Belle Isle’s 2.36-mile road course. But to Chevy’s dismay, Conway — who was pinch driving for Pippa Mann because of his road course prowess — was driving a Honda-powered race car. He started on the first line, in second place.
Chevrolet-powered and Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay was able to achieve a distant second.
It’s been since 2011 that the 29-year-old Brit won an IndyCar race. Lastly, Conway’s Dale Coyne Racing teammate, Justin Wilson, was third, Scott Dixon was fourth and Helio Castroneves fifth. However, being that it’s an IndyCar double-header this weekend, Team Chevy has a chance to bounce back tomorrow at 3:50 PM ET, when the second race of the Dual in Detroit waves green.