Jun 07

Barracuda Racing ready for Firestone 550

Tagliani will start the Firestone 500 in P16.

Tagliani at TexasAlex Tagliani and his Barracuda Racing crew are ready to go racing under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

The Barracuda Racing crew started the weekend as the seventh-fastest car in the first practice. With Tagliani earning the pole position for the past two years at TMS, the team’s focus is on race setup.

After the qualifying run, Tagliani stated, “We have some work to do. Obviously qualifying was not what we wanted. We can do well in the race from wherever we start, but it’s unfortunate that we missed it by that much.”

Team owner Bryan Herta added, “We’re making progress. We didn’t spend a lot of time focusing on the qualifying setup, which may have hurt us a bit with our starting position on the grid, but we’re counting on the race setup to help us, going forward.”

Barracuda Racing has its sights set on helping Honda Racing HPD achieve its 200th IndyCar victory during the Firestone 550. The 228-lap competition will be broadcast live, Saturday night on ABC from 8:30-11 p.m. ET.

About Barracuda Racing

Barracuda Racing is operated by Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA). Founded by veteran driver Bryan Herta, and noted race engineer and team manager Steve Newey, Bryan Herta Autosport has been a race-winning team in Firestone Indy Lights competition since 2009 and won the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with driver Dan Wheldon in only its second IZOD IndyCar Series start. BHA currently fields entries in the IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights with Curb – Agajanian. Since 2012, BHA has partnered with Bowen and Bowers Motorsports, Inc. (BBM). Based in Toronto, Ontario, BBM is the coming together of leading sports and entertainment property development professionals, Chris Bowers and David Bowen, along with the financial management experience of Trapeze Asset Management Inc. For more information, visit www.bryanhertaautosport.com.

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source: bryanhertaautosport.com, photo : Indycar