INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - IndyCar owner/driver Ed Carpenter will run a partial schedule in 2014, driving six oval races and turning all road/street courses over to Mike Conway.
Carpenter made the announcement Friday.
Conway, a two-time winner in the series, walked away from the 2012 season finale at Fontana, saying he was not comfortable racing on ovals. He has been interested in a return to IndyCar on a street-and-road-only schedule. Conway posted a win and a third-place finish at the Chevrolet Indy Duals in Detroit and had strong runs at Toronto and Houston in a part-time role for Dale Coyne Racing.
Carpenter says "bringing Mike into the fold creates an opportunity for us to show even more value to our partners and strengthen our team by competing for victories at every single event."