Alex Tagliani is proud to partner with Pfizer Canada Inc., the Canadian distributor of EpiPen® (epinephrine auto-injector) in an exciting new initiative to promote food allergy awareness and safety. The Summer of TAG (Treating Allergies with Genuine Care), will support Anaphylaxis Canada.
As part of The Summer of TAG, we are proud to announce the launch of a new helmet design contest for kids during the month of May (Food Allergy Awareness Month). This contest calls on kids to create their own positive food allergy awareness design and message, for a chance to have their design painted onto Alex's racing helmet that he will wear during the Toronto Indy in July -- plus tickets to the Indy race and a personal meet-and-greet with Alex while he's in Toronto for the race.
Contest is open to all kids under the age of 18 years (Canadian residents) and ends May 31, 2013, so get started today!
Montreal, Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Alex Tagliani announced he will participate in the main event of the 44th edition Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, August 9, 10 and 11, 2013.
Alex Tagliani is very proud to join the team of driver DJ Kennington, the current champion of the series. Quebec companies Gojit, a division of Dicom Express, EPIPEN and Sennheiser will sponsor Tagliani’s number 28 entry.
"We are very excited about our new partnership with DJ Kennington I respect him as a driver and I look forward to working with and for him. I am also happy for the opportunity to represent my sponsors for all the great support they give me! It is an obvious pleasure to finally participate in a race "at home" in Quebec! "- Alex Tagliani
The circuit Mauricie is not an unknown route for the Quebec driver who has won on the circuit racing Formula Atlantic twice, in 1997 and 1998. He also ran in the Canadian Tire Series in Trois-Rivières on three occasions (2007, 2008 and 2009), where he had started in pole position during his last appearance on 16 August 2009.
In 15 starts in the Canadian series, Tagliani has one win (in Edmonton in 2008) and his best result in Trois-Rivières - 18th - was obtained in 2009.
Tagliani and Andrew Ranger fought their last duel at ICAR in Mirabel, in 2011, which ended in a controversial collision, while the teammates were competing for first place.
Before returning to race in Quebec, Tagliani continues to race next month, competing in the IndyCar series including Sao Paulo Brazil on May 5 and the Indianapolis Indy 500 on Sunday, May 26 - a race that is watched by an average over 40 million people!
Disappointing Weekend for Barracuda Racing at Long Beach
Long Beach, CA - April 21, 2013 - The P19 result was not reflective of the speed for Alex Tagliani and his Barracuda Racing crew for Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
An on-track incident in Saturday's qualifying gave the Barracuda Racing team a P21 spot on the starting grid. Despite that, Tagliani knew the No. 98, Honda-powered car had the speed to advance in position.
The team switched to red tires on lap 18 of the 80-lap competition and had one of the fastest cars on the track about 20 laps in.
Then on lap 29, the No. 83 car of Charlie Kimball made contact with Tagliani's car, causing damage to the front and rear wings. The Barracuda Racing team pitted and changed both wings, but went a lap down in the process.
From that point forward, Tagliani worked to regain positions, finally crossing the finish line in P19.
"The Barracuda Racing car was blisteringly fast," said Tagliani. "The team worked so hard this weekend and we definitely would've finished near the front of the field. I'm just really disappointed because I've had problems with Kimball for three years now. I'm a patient guy but this is just unacceptable."
Team owner Bryan Herta added, "The weekend started bad and never really got better. Alex raced hard today and our strategy was going to play out. We were going to cycle up into the top six or seven but then unfortunately we had a problem with the 83 car there.
"We did finally find a good setup for this new generation of Firestone tires, which bodes well for the upcoming races. The best thing we can do at this point is focus ahead and build some momentum through Brazil in two weeks, and carry that into Indianapolis."
The IZOD IndyCar Series is headed to the first international race of the year. The Sao Paulo Indy 300 is scheduled for Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET. The 75-lap competition will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network.
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