According to SceneDaily , Robby Gordon Motorsports is working on a deal to keep Kevin Conway in an RGM Toyota for the rest of the season, and possibly next season.
Conway began the season with Front Row Motorsports. He drove 21 of the first 22 races with the team. He was not cleared to participate in the Daytona 500. He struggled, posting one top 15 finish, and not other finishes better than 28th.
He struggled to stay in the top 35 in owner’s points. FRM owner Bob Jenkins had to switch car numbers a few times to keep Conway in the top 35.
Despite his struggles, ExtenZe Racing has stayed committed to Conway. When reports began to surface that he might be on thin ice at FRM , ExtenZe issued a statement reiterating their committment to Conway.
Conway was replaced by Tony Raines before the Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The following week, Conway drove RGM’s No. 7 Toyota in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. He finished 36th.
RGM is looking to field the No. 7 car for the rest of the season, and hopes to have Conway in the car. Conway plans to bring his ExtenZe sponsorship with him.
Team owner Robby Gordon said:
The plan is we’d like to [have him run the rest of year], but every weekend it’s see how it goes. … He’s got to build his confidence. The biggest thing is we need to build his confidence.