Tagliani Wrecks in Sunday’s Indy 500 Qualifying

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 released from the infield medical center.

The Fast Nine Shootout to decide this year’s polesitter will take place immediately after grid positions 10-33 are filled.

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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