Alex Tagliani Tag

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Past NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the historical and scenic Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course have ended in hot tempers and dramatic last lap passes. By comparison, Brett Moffitt’s 5.160-second victory in Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 looked like a drive in the Park. The current series championship leader earned his second playoff win in as many 2019 playoff races with the largest Margin of Victory in the race’s seven-year history over one of the very best road course racers in theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Kyle Busch Motorsports has signed road racing veteran Alex Tagliani to drive at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Tagliani will drive the No. 51 CanTorque / Spectra Premium / RONA Toyota Tundra in the Chevrolet Silverado 250. It marks the Montreal, Quebec native’s fifth start in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. All of Tagliani’s previous starts have come at the Bowmanville, Ontario track. The 2018 NASCAR Pinty’s Series runner-up has 14 combined starts at the 2.459-mile track. Tagliani has one win, three top-five, and fourRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the 17th race of the season, the series travels North of the border to begin the 2018 Playoffs at the 2.459-mile Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for the Chevrolet Silverado 250. Road course ringers, teams using the NT1 Spec Engine versus those using OEM engines, the possibility of racing in the rain, stage racing, and the Playoffs are just some of the storylines heading into the 17th race of the season at Mosport. Coverage for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 is scheduled to start Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer SPARTA, Ky. – For the second year in a row, Alex Tagliani will have a chance to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the series’ only stop in Canada. Tagliani will return to Young’s Motorsports to drive a third truck for the team, the No. 12 Chevrolet Silverado in the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Tagliani, a veteran of the Verizon IndyCar Series has recently been competing full-time in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. He has eight starts in NASCAR’sRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Since the dawn of NASCAR, road course specialists, also known as ‘ringers’ have attempted to upset the regulars in NASCAR’s National Series. However, in recent years, the ringers have struggled to finish inside the top-15 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The only exception to this being Max Papis’ 15th-place finish in 2013 at Watkins Glen when he was subbing for the injured Tony Stewart. Some have said that the days of road course ringers are numbered because NASCAR’s drivers have become better roadRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Since being added to the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule in 2010, Road America has been one of the tracks on the circuit that tends to provide drivers with their first NASCAR wins and the tradition continued on Saturday afternoon. In the first six events at the track, three of those went to drivers who scored their first NASCAR wins, with Nelson Piquet, Jr. becoming the first in the 2012 event, followed by AJ Allmendinger in 2013, and Brendan Gaughan in 2014. As the NASCAR SprintRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – Alex Tagliani will start the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil from the tail of the field following a crash during Sunday qualifying for spots 10-33. The Canadian spun off Turn 4 and slid into the attenuator at pit entrance with the nose of his No. 35 Alfe Heat Treating Special Honda, bouncing off and making three full spins while hitting both the inside and outside wall before coming to a stop. Tagliani, the 2011 Indy 500 polesitter, was checked and releasedRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor The entry list for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil has grown by one as Alex Tagliani has been confirmed to drive for A.J. Foyt for the second straight year. The 2011 Indianapolis 500 pole sitter will drive the #35 Alfe Heat Treating for both the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the 100th running of the May Classic. The number 35 stands symbolic for the 35 years that A.J. Foyt raced at the famed Brickyard. In lastRead More

Posted On August 15, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Xfinity

Regan Smith pulls last lap move for XFINITY win at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio—What a difference a week makes. After experiencing pure frustration last weekend at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, Regan Smith answered his second road course race of the season with a bump-and-run on leader Alex Tagliani in the second-to-last corner on the last lap to score his first NASCAR XFINITY Series win of the season in Saturday’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The short-track-like move ended a 52-race winless streak for Smith driving the No. 7 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. “These guys work their butts offRead More
2011 Indianapolis 500 polesitter Alex Tagliani has joined A.J. Foyt Racing alongside Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. The Canadian will drive the #48 Honda/Dallara in tribute to Dan Gurney, complete with the same livery he raced to a second place finish in the 1968 and 69 Indy 500s. Gurney is expected to return to the speedway for the first time since 2011. “My good friend Dan Gurney used to run that number and he’s supposed to be back at Indy this yearRead More