NASCAR & Auto Racing

Sam Conway dies at 58 after fight with cancer

Sam Conway, a former team manager for Darrell Waltrip, died early Saturday after a battle with lung cancer.

The 58-year-old Conway worked for Waltrip during the 1990s, and spent 10 years on the board of directors for Motor Racing Outreach. His son, Kevin, currently races in the Busch Series for Joe Gibbs Racing. “Dad was a huge supporter of racing and loved everything about the sport,” Kevin said.

“He was also my biggest supporter, and just as dedicated as he was to racing, he was equally dedicated to his family. As hard as it is to not have him around coming with me to the race track, it feels good knowing that he got to see me race and realize a dream that both of us shared. “I’ll always think of him every time I go to the track because we spent so much time together there.”