LONG BEACH, CA - Mike Conway made a late pass on Ryan Briscoe to win the Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, earning his first career IndyCar victory in just his third race since a horrific crash last year in the Indianapolis 500.
Conway sustained multiple leg fractures and a compression fracture in his back in the Indy 500 crash, knocking him out for the remainder of the season. He went through a grueling rehab and signed with Andretti Autosport before this season, finishing 23rd and 22nd his first two races.
Conway started third and hung around the leaders on the 11-turn, 1.968-mile circuit through the streets of downtown Long Beach. After a series of late crashes, he finally took the lead with 14 laps left by whipping past Briscoe.