At the end of the 2010 Indianapolis 500 it appeared that Mike Conway's driving career had come to a crashing halt - literally. A devastating last lap accident shredded his car against the fence and kept him out of the cockpit for the remainder of the season. He surprised many by landing a ride with Andretti Autosport for the 2011 season. Despite a slow start to the season, Conway was fast in practice for the Long Beach Grand Prix, but was relegated to 21st starting position. On race day he gave a Zanardi-esque performance racing to the front and passing leader Ryan Briscoe with fourteen laps to go and driving away easily, scoring his first ever IndyCar victory.