Defending Belle Isle race champion pleased with 200-plus lap run.
Detroit Winner Set to Drive Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet on Road/Street Circuits in 2014.
"It’s been a tough weekend so I am happy to finish ninth but it’s a shame it was my last IndyCar race for awhile”
Detroit pole and race winner Mike Conway has time off from his ride WEC ride which leaves him free to contest both the Toronto Indy and the Houston IndyCar race for Dale Coyne Racing.
Sebastien Bourdais, James Jakes and Sebastian Saavedra handed penalties after action in Detroit.
Pagenaud is the sixth different winner in seven races this season (Hinchcliffe, Hunter-Reay, Sato, Kanaan, Conway, Pagenaud).
Mike Conway: “We just had to hang out and see what we had and it was enough for pole."
The IndyCar teams are back on a temporary street circuit, this time in Long Beach. Ryan Hunter-Reay laid down the gauntly to his rivals early including Mike Conway is making a return with RLL.
Toyota GP of Long Beach event, the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing added a third IndyCar for Mike Conway. Team also has their two BMWs ready to contest the American Le Mans Series race; giving them a total of five racing machines at the venue.
The 2011 Long Beach winner Mike Conway will drive the No. 30 RLL Honda-Dallara-Firestone entry at the April event.
Joe Jennings, IndyCar Correspondent