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 last year’s running, Tagliani finished in 17th place after qualifying in 21st. This will also mark the first time that the French Canadian will compete on a road course in the Verizon IndyCar Series since the Toronto doubleheader weekend in 2013.
“I feel very privileged and honored to be driving the Alfe Heat Treating Honda,” said Tagliani. “Alfe is a great company and I met a lot of good people last year with their headquarters being so close to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I’m very excited to be driving for the AJ Foyt Racing organization again. To be driving for them at the Speedway during the month of May is very special. The 100th Running of the Indy 500 will make it even more unique.”
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