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MAGAZINE: Life After Sprint Cup - Kevin Conway

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Editor’s Note: Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Kevin Conway has gone on to a successful road racing career. Here’s an excerpt from the story on Conway in the February issue of SPEED SPORT Magazine.

But with sponsorship dollars running short, Conway decided to change directions following the 2011 season.
“I would have loved to continue on in the XFINITY or Sprint Cup Series but it came down to opportunity. As a racer, it’s frustrating to go out and run 25th to 30th all day long,” Conway told SPEED SPORT. “To be in that top-20 group there are very few cars and the amount of resources it takes to compete in the top 20 is very, very high. So it’s just a difficult thing to break into that level.
“For me, 2012 was a year of taking a step back and saying I don’t want to be in a situation where I’m not competitive. Toward the end of the 2012 season I was evaluating options, trying to put together some programs. Lamborghini was planning to bring its Super Trofeo Series to North America. It had been running in Europe and they had just started the series in Asia. I had never really considered road racing and had never really looked into it.
“But I had an opportunity to get involved at the very early stages and I did. I realized very quickly how much I didn’t know about road racing and how amazingly talented some of the top road racers in North America and Europe are,” Conway continued. “These guys at the top of the field are incredible race car drivers. So it was a big learning curve and a big transition, but it was also a lot of fun.”
Billed as the “most thrilling one-make series in the world,” the North American version of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series debuted in 2013. The series showcases the Lamborghini Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, a $325,000, rear-wheel-drive sports car that boasts more than 600 horsepower from its V-10 engine.
Proving he is a quick learner, Conway won the North American championship during the series’ debut season. He then made it back-to-back titles and also claimed the 2014 world championship, which was decided during a two-race weekend.

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"As a racer, it’s frustrating to go out and run 25th to 30th all day long,”
He's giving himself WAAAAAY too much credit.
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I didn't realize Conway had gone on to win a championship. He may not have been useful in NASCAR, but I'm glad he found success behind the wheel elsewhere.
Whoa running 25th to 30th every week?!?!? More like 35th to 40th. He was just awful in a Cup car.
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