Thursday, August 20, 2015

Alex Tagliani To Run CTMP For Brad Keselowski Racing

Alex Tagliani will drive Brad Keselowski  Racing’s No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford in the August 30 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.

Tagliani made his Truck Series debut in 2014 at the 2.459-mile Canadian road course behind the wheel of the team’s No. 19 Reese Towpower Ford.  He won the pole in his first start and made it look easy, capturing the top starting spot with a lap (80.558 seconds) that was both a track record and a whopping .433 seconds better than the second place starter.    

"Alex did a terrific job for us last year," Keselowski said.  "He won the pole and ran very well in the race.  It's awesome to have him in the Cooper Standard Ford F-150 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park."

The Montreal native had such an enjoyable experience last year that he jumped at the chance to return to the Truck Series with BKR.

"I really enjoyed driving the truck because it was so well prepared by the team," Tagliani said. "A big part of racing is the chemistry. This was so unique because of everyone's attitude at BKR.  By the time qualifying was over, I felt like I had been working with the team for years."

Tagliani has seven NASCAR Xfinity Series starts in seven seasons dating back to 2009.  He enters the NCWTS event at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on the heels of a strong performance at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course where he won the pole and finished second after leading 38 of the event's 75 laps.    

He also has 32 starts in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series over the past seven seasons.  In June, he grabbed his second victory in the series in dominating fashion, lapping the entire field while leading 193 of 300 laps at Sunset Speedway in Ontario.  His other victory in the series came on the road course at Edmonton City Centre Airport in 2008.  

Tagliani has a diverse racing portfolio, which includes the Indianapolis 500, IndyCar, NASCAR Xfinity Series, road racing and Champ Car competition.  

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