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Following today’s announcement
The FAZZT Race Team is pleased with the announcement that an agreement was reached in order to return the Edmonton Indy race to the IZOD IndyCar Series 2011 season schedule. Quotes from the team are presented below for the use by the media.
In 13th place in the standings
Starting 19th on the grid, FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani finished 14th in Saturday night’s 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series finale at the Florida 2.414-km Homestead-Miami Speedway oval track to close the inaugural season of the FAZZT Race Team in 13th place overall in the driver standings. FAZZT played a strategy game in the race when they did not pit during a caution at the halfway point while the leaders did.
Homestead-Miami pre-race report
This is it, the finale event of the 2010, 17-race IZOD IndyCar Series schedule that will take place this weekend at the 2.414-kilometer Homestead-Miami Speedway oval. For FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani, this will be his second race at the South Florida oval track, but his first since 2000 when he qualified fourth and finished ninth as a rookie in the Champ Car Series.
IZOD IndyCar Series race: 16 of 17
Drivers of the IZOD IndyCar Series will compete this weekend in the penultimate race of the 2010 season at the 2.414-km Twin Ring Motegi tri-oval located 130 kilometers north of Tokyo in Japan. For FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani, this will be his fourth visit at the oval track, but his first in Japan since 2002 where he posted his career-best oval track result with a second-place finish. The Canadian driver has scored three poles in 37 oval track starts: Brazil in 2000; Fontana, California in 2001; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2003.
Against all odds, Brazilian Helio Castroneves won the race crossing the finish line more than 13 seconds ahead of polesitter Ed Carpenter. Team Penske’s race strategy worked its magic during his fuel economy run near the end of the event as all his opponents had to pit for a splash of fuel in the closing moments of the 200-lap affair. Dan Wheldon finished third ahead of Tony Kanaan and Dario Franchitti. Marco Andretti came in sixth, followed by Scott Dixon and Will Power.
The team first visit to the tri-oval
The drivers of the IZOD IndyCar Series will participate in their third consecutive weekend of racing this Saturday at the 2.086-km Kentucky Speedway tri-oval located in Sparta, Kentucky. Once again, drivers will only have 60 minutes of practice on Friday morning to set their cars for the lone qualifying session scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. later that day.
Andre Azzi invests in multifaceted platform with hopes of attracting big players back to motorsports
Andre Azzi, the only Canadian to own an Indycar team, is quietly building a multifaceted racing platform that is turning heads around the world and among racing fans here at home. At 36, Azzi has invested already millions of dollars into his dream of fielding a Canadian entry in the IZOD Indycar Series, North America’s premier Indycar racing series.
For NASCAR Canadian Tire Trois-Rivières and Montréal rounds
The Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Quebec Dealers recently concluded an agreement with FAZZT Race Team racecar driver Maryeve Dufault. The Quebec native will drive the number 10 Dodge Avenger during the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series rounds scheduled for the Trois-Rivières Grand Prix on August 13 to 15, and the Autopro 100 race to be held on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, August 28 and 29.
Alex Tagliani 4th
Dario Franchitti always is looking to the “next” in the IZOD IndyCar Series: Next race, next victory, next championship. For the student of motorsports history, however, it’s important to put his victory in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield Insurance into perspective – with a little “next” worked in.
Race: 12 of 17
FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani finished 22nd overall in Friday’s practice leading to Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Tagliani’s quickest lap was posted on the 19th of 22 laps he completed today, when he went around the 3.634-kilometer Mid-Ohio road course in 1 minute 09.2814 seconds for an average speed of 188.824 km/h.
Scott Dixon wins in Edmonton
Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing Edmonton Race Report
It was disappointing end to the 2010 edition of the Honda Indy Edmonton for the FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani who started the race from a 19th grid position on home soil and had made up six positions by the halfway point of the race.
FAZZT & Alex Tagliani lend support to Canadian based “One Drop”
IZOD IndyCar Series FAZZT Race Team and Canadian driver, Alex Tagliani are proud to lend their support to Montreal-based non-governmental organization ONE DROP. The ONE DROP logo has been on display on the No.77 FAZZT Bowers & Wilkins Hot Wheels entry starting with the Canadian races on the IZOD IndyCar series circuit at the Honda Indy Toronto (July 17-19) and Honda Indy Edmonton (July 23-25)
At Honda Indy Edmonton Friday
FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani didn’t quite have the kind of practice he was hoping for in preparation for this weekend’s Honda Indy Edmonton. After some improvements during two practice sessions on Friday, the Canadian driver still found himself 14th on the timing and scoring sheets.
Alex Tagliani ready for take off in Edmonton
+Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing Edmonton race preview
Canadian driver Alex Tagliani of the FAZZT race team is ready for the race weekend to take off on the 3.154 km temporary street course that is the Edmonton City Centre Airport circuit, for the third IZOD IndyCar Series sanctioned running of the Honda Indy Edmonton and the second of two consecutive races on Canadian soil.
Following a race contact, Alex Tagliani ends up 17th in Toronto
Justin Wilson had it all in his corner with 20 laps left in the Honda Indy Toronto: Firestone alternate tires on the No. 22 Z-Line Designs car, plenty of ethanol in the tank and a 3.1-second lead over Team Penske’s Will Power.
FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani was sixth fastest today
Tagliani posted his fastest lap time on his final run around the 2.816-kilometer street course with a time 1 minute 02.3935 seconds for an average speed of 162.968 km/h. That lap time at the end of the session propelled the Bowers & Wilkins Hot Wheels driver from 11th on the time sheet to fourth.
Honda Indy Toronto Pre-Race Report
Canadian driver Alex Tagliani is back on familiar grounds this weekend with the running of the Honda Indy Toronto, the first of two consecutive IndyCar races on Canadian soil. Even though this is only the second time that the IndyCar Series has competed in Canada’s largest city, Tagliani will be making his tenth start in America’s top open wheel series since 2000, having run in both Champ Car and IndyCar over the course of the last 10 years.
Alex Tagliani finishes 17th at Watkins Glen
Making his first race start from 19th position on the grid at the famed Watkins Glen International road course, FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani could not do much to improve his position during the race. Fuel strategy was the key in today’s race. The team brought Alex in for his first stop on lap 5 in the hopes that an alternate strategy would play in their favor.
Team Penske dominates qualifying in the Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen
Qualifying did not go as expected for Alex Tagliani and the FAZZT Race Team on Saturday as the Canadian driver only managed to qualify 19th overall for Sunday’s sixth running of the Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen. Even though Tagliani improved his lap time from Friday by close to three seconds, the competition also bettered their times.
Making his first-ever start at Watkins Glen International
Canadian driver Alex Tagliani finished 21st in the only practice session held Friday on the 5.472-kilometer scenic road course located in upstate New York. The FAZZT Race Team driver posted his best time on lap 12 of his 13 circuits stopping the clock at 1 minute 34.2046 seconds for an average speed of 207.257 km/h.
One-of-a-kind #77 Indy Racing League® Hot Wheels® racecar to be unveiled in Toronto on July 14th
Hot Wheels® and the FAZZT Race Team are excited to announce a partnership that is sure to race straight to the hearts of IndyCar fans across Canada. This July, at the Honda Indy Toronto and Honda Indy Edmonton, FAZZT Race Team driver and the only Canadian scheduled to race in all IndyCar races this year, Alex Tagliani, will be racing in a brand new Honda IndyCar, customized in Hot Wheels® style.