Conway racking up airline miles

Mike Conway with Canadian fans in Detroit

Mike Conway is collecting his "frequent flyer" miles at rapid rate these days.

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach champion heads back to Toronto this week for the annual Verizon IndyCar series doubleheader through the streets of Exhibition Place near Lake Ontario.

But Conway's air miles have been growing with his recent IndyCar Series races in the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing/Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet and his testing days in Europe.

Not only is Conway a regular at the street and road circuits for Carpenter's IndyCar Series squad but he is a test driver for the factory Toyota Hybrid sports car program and, recently, the primary pilot for the Dragon Racing Formula E open-wheel team.

"I'm definitely getting the frequent flyer miles going with the trips across the Atlantic lately," said Conway, the three-time IndyCar Series race winner. "I have a home in the Phoenix area but I really haven't seen it too much this year. With travel for the testing of the sports car and Formula E, I'm very pleased to be back in North America for a few weeks."

Conway comes to Toronto after a recent testing session at Donington Park in England for the all-new Formula E Series which begins this fall.

"To be honest, it's always good to stay in a race car and get that all-important seat time," admits Conway, who raced in the IndyCar Series last year as well as the World Endurance Series. "I'm anxious to get back to streets of Toronto in an IndyCar. It's a great event there and the racing is always good and exciting. The fans in Toronto really appreciate the racing in the IndyCar Series."

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