How do you know you’re a terrible race car driver? When you get replaced by Tony Raines.
That is the fate that has befallen 2010 Rookie of the Year leader, Kevin Conway. Conway, of course, is the only driver competing for ROTY honors this season. His committed sponsor, Extenze, has decided to take a brief hiatus from sponsoring a race car. So Raines will take over the reins of Conway’s #34 car at Michigan and Bristol.
The highlight of Conway’s season, besides getting a large paycheck from the “men’s health supplement” company, is his 14th-place effort at Daytona in July. As part of his sponsor’s marketing tactics, Conway has not finished first all season.
Conway is now being replaced by a man whose crowning career achievement is this:
Things could be worse for Conway. He could be replaced by this guy instead: