Daytona Motorola Cup Race Report

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Craig Conway picked up the first professional road racing win of his career Friday on his home town track, when he drove a Chevrolet Corvette to a win in the three-hour Motorola Cup series road race at Daytona ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Craig Conway picked up the first professional road racing win of his career Friday on his home town track, when he drove a Chevrolet Corvette to a win in the three-hour Motorola Cup series road race at Daytona International Speedway. Conway and co-driver Peter Tonelli, Northboro, Mass., won by two laps. "Those last couple of laps, I was very nervous," said Conway. "I've been racing in America for almost ten years now, and to win at a track as famous as Daytona, and just two intersections on I-95 away from my home, that's very special." At one point, Conway was running second to his teammate, Doug Goad, Farmington Hills, Mich., in another Corvette. "(Team owner) John Powell came on the radio to both of us and told us to take it easy on the cars because during our pit stops, a rubber driveshaft boot fell onto the ground and they didn't know which car it belonged to. Two laps later I found out whose car it came from when one of my driveshafts broke," said Goad, the 1998-99 Grand Sports class champion in the Motorola Cup. Canadians Richard Spenard and David Shep finished overall second in a Porsche, winning the Grand Sports class by a mere 15 seconds over their teammates. The Sport-Touring class was won by Porsche drivers Scooter Gable and Carlos DeQueseda, both Tampa, Fla., while Ed Magner, Grand Blanc, Mich., and co- driver Frank Del Vecchio, Trumbull, Conn., won the C2K class in Magner's Oldsmobile.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Craig Conway , Peter Tonelli , Richard Spénard , David Shep