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Tagliani to Run Canada Truck Race with Young’s Motorsports

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’s Canadian ‘hometracks’ Series with two top-five and three top-10 finishes. Tagliani’s best stockcar finish at the track was came the 2017 double-header race weekend. He finished second, 26.805 seconds behind Kevin Lacroix.

“I am so excited to have Alex back in one of our Trucks, especially at a road course” said team principal Tyler Young. “This go around he will be in our No. 12 Chevrolet Silverado. I think the fans will be excited to see Alex back in a Truck in Canada.”

In three previous Truck Series starts at the track, the Montreal, Quebec, Canada native has one top-five finish and two pole positions. Tagliani has led 15 laps at the 2.459-mile road course. Last year, he started 12thand finished 19thin the No. 02 for Young’s Motorsports.

“I am very pleased with this early call,” said Tagliani. “I now know that the team is really aiming for top honors in the Canadian race. This additional lead time will enable me to work with Young’s Motorsports crew chiefs to find the best settings for their trucks on road course events. I would be delighted to compete in more Camping World Series races in 2019 let’s see if we can achieve that goal.”

In the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Tagliani has eight starts with four top-five, five top-10s, and four pole positions. On three separate occasions, he finished runner-up, including a famous last lap bump-and-run by Regan Smith at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2015.

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Seth Eggert has followed NASCAR his entire life. Seth is currently pursuing a writing career and is majoring in Communications and Journalism. He is an avid iRacer and video gamer. Seth also tutors students at Mitchell Community College in multiple subjects. He has an Associate's Degree in History.