Holds off Penske teammate Keselowski for first-ever win at heralded track
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First of two
Road America will be Alex Tagliani’s first of two scheduled appearances in the seat of the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang in 2014. After a merry-go-round of drivers, including Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, Tagliani will also make an appearance behind the wheel of the No. 22 Mustang at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in August.
“I am excited to return to Kansas after winning the pole position last year” -Alex Tagliani
RSR Racing has loaded up the Chevrolet powered 09 LinospressoUSA.com and the 08 AutoMaxUSA.com ORECA FLM09 Prototype Challenge race cars and headed to America’s heartland for the Grand Prix of Kansas this weekend as part of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship.
“Don’t you think it would be nice to see a team like Penske or Ganassi deploy a Ferrari with an American driver?”
Luca di Montezemolo has named two famous American motor racing names as ideal partners to run a third Ferrari car in formula one. The Maranello based marque’s president is a regular critic of F1’s struggling smallest constructors, arguing this week that it’s “better to have a third (Ferrari) car with a competitive team than a team that cannot even do GP2″.
Tagliani posted third best time
Scott Dixon was quickest in opening practice for this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto IndyCar street race, despite tangling with Takuma Sato at the end of the hour. Contact between Dixon and Sato at Turn 6 resulted in the KV car spin around in front of Dixon’s Ganassi Dallara and come to a halt blocking it. The following Bertrand Baguette (Conquest) then slid into the rear of Dixon’s car in the traffic jam.
Top-10 Finish for Tagliani at the Indy 500
In a race that was played in the pit lane and where many on track incidents changed the course of the race, FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani stayed out of trouble to finish 10th in the Indy 500 race held Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Starting from fifth on the grid, the Canadian driver ran in the top four in the first segment of the race.
In the final practice for the Indy 500
Canadian driver Alex Tagliani was tenth quickest during Carb Day, the ultimate practice session before the start of the Indy 500, scheduled to run this Sunday, May 30. Tagliani posted his best time on the 43rd of the 46 laps he completed today, driving around the 4.023-kilometer Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 40.3644 seconds for an average speed of 359.725 km/h.
Alex Tagliani says the FAZZT team’s work is only just beginning
Despite his star performance in qualifying for the Indianapolis 500, the fledgling squad has been the sensation of the Indy build-up, with Tagliani among the frontrunners throughout practice and qualifying fifth – having been fastest for much of the initial Pole Day session.
The first decade of the new century will be remembered as perhaps the greatest in Sebring history
Ten years, 120 hours of racing, and 404 cars entered by the world’s best sports car racing teams and manufacturers. The year 2000 ushered in big changes to Sebring including a new pit structure and a track hotel, to name just a few.
Jay Guy named Brad Keselowski’s crew chief in Cup series
Jay Guy will be the crew chief for Brad Keselowski’s #12 Sprint Cup Series team, Penske Racing announced earlier this week. Guy most recently worked as the crew chief on the #78 Furniture Row Racing car driven by Regan Smith. Guy also has been a crew chief in the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series.
The best of the best
Gil de Ferran’s illustrious career comes to an end this weekend with the four-hour Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón. De Ferran Motorsports’ team owner hopes to end his run on a high note with a victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the site where he scored his first IndyCar victory in the 1995 season.