Toyota FIA WEC driver Mike Conway is returning to the Action Express Racing team to complete its Cadillac DPi-V.R roster. The Briton will drive the No. 5 with Filipe Albuquerque, Joao Barbosa, and Christian Fittipaldi, who will retire from the cockpit after the January 26-29 event concludes.
Conway will compete against his Toyota brethren Fernando Alonso and Kamui Kobayashi, who will seek to drive the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R into Victory Lane.
“I’m happy to be returning to race for Action Express in the Rolex 24 again this year,” said Conway, whose normal AXR ride has been in the sister No. 31 entry. “I am looking forward to joining Mustang Sampling Racing and driving with Joao, Christian, and Filipe. It is great to have already worked with them in the past, and as the results have shown, the team is very capable so I am eager to get to Daytona and help them hopefully bring another trophy home.”
AXR team manager Gary Nelson is confident Conway will bolster the No. 5 program in its quest to win back-to-back Rolex 24 At Daytona wins.
“We have been working hard to prepare to win at Daytona once again and we are happy to have Mike return to the team again this year,” he said. “He is a strong team player and has made great contributions to our results in the past so he will fit in well with our line-up in the Mustang Sampling Cadillac for Daytona. We are all looking forward to getting back to Daytona for the Roar to continue those preparations for the 24 at the end of the month.”