May 06

Tagliani joins Foyt team in Gurney Indy 500 tribute

Tagliani returns to the Verizon IndyCar Series for the first time since last year’s Indy 500

Alex TaglianiAlex Tagliani, the 2011 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race pole winner, will drive the No. 48 Al-Fe Heat Treating Honda for AJ Foyt Racing in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

The entry’s number and livery is a tribute to Dan Gurney and his No. 48 Eagle Indy car, an idea that started with team owner A.J. Foyt, who co-drove with Gurney to win the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1967. The matte black and bright white livery evokes the paint scheme of Gurney’s No. 48 Eagle that he drove to second place in both the 1968 and ’69 Indy 500.

“My good friend Dan Gurney used to run that number and he’s supposed to be back at Indy this year so I thought it would be a great way to honor him. And he had some good runs with that number,” said Foyt, a four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500.

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source: Indycar.com