IndyCar refugee Alex Tagliani returning to Canadian NASCAR series

IndyCar refugee Alex Tagliani has formed his own team to return to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series in 2014

IndyCar refugee Alex Tagliani returning to Canadian NASCAR series

The 40-year-old has partnered with friend and business associate Colin Livingston to form Tagliani Autosport, and intends to contest the majority of the 11 races on the schedule while continuing to look for opportunities in other series.

"Having a regular entry in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is an addition to my programme and gives our Canadian sponsors much more activation opportunity and visibility," he said.

"Plus, as a driver, I want to race as much as I can during my summer, so I will do as many of the NCTS races as I can.

"But when there is a conflict with other events, we plan to scout out a substitute driver from the vast crop of racing talent that's available from across Canada."

Tagliani spent a season in the series in 2008 after the Rocketsports team for which he raced in Champ Car elected not to switch over to IndyCar following the merger.

He has continued to make occasional appearances in the series since, most recently at Trois-Rivieres last year.

The Canadian subbed for the injured Dario Franchitti at Ganassi for last year's IndyCar finale at Fontana as well as the first post-season tests, but was overlooked for a full-time seat in favour of Ryan Briscoe.

shares
comments
NASCAR introduces new penalty system for 2014

Previous article

NASCAR introduces new penalty system for 2014

Next article

Eddie Cheever heads for NASCAR Euro series

Eddie Cheever heads for NASCAR Euro series
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR
Author Mark Glendenning
Why a British prospect is trying to make it in NASCAR Plus

Why a British prospect is trying to make it in NASCAR

There has never been a full-time British driver in the NASCAR Cup. But Alex Sedgwick, who is rising through the stock car ranks, wants that to change and could be a trailblazer for European talents to reach the top echelons of the NASCAR ladder

NASCAR
Feb 28, 2021
How Earnhardt’s death changed American motorsport Plus

How Earnhardt’s death changed American motorsport

It's 20 years since legendary driver Dale Earnhardt Sr died at the Daytona 500, but the legacy of his crash continues today through the pioneering safety work done by NASCAR

NASCAR
Feb 18, 2021
The NASCAR subplots to keep an eye on in 2021 Plus

The NASCAR subplots to keep an eye on in 2021

This weekend's Daytona 500 kickstarts a NASCAR Cup season that promises plenty of intrigue courtesy of new owners and a refreshed calendar. Here's what you need to know ahead of the new season

NASCAR
Feb 12, 2021
How a second-chance NASCAR ace is rebuilding his career Plus

How a second-chance NASCAR ace is rebuilding his career

From a disgraced NASCAR exile, Kyle Larson has been given a shot at redemption by the powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports squad. Replacing seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson is no easy billing, but Larson has every intention of repaying the team's faith

NASCAR
Feb 11, 2021
Autosport's top 5 NASCAR machines Plus

Autosport's top 5 NASCAR machines

The American stock car scene is more famous for its close racing and occasional punch-ups, but there have been some fantastic machines too. As part of Autosport's 70th anniversary celebrations in 2020, we picked out five of its best

NASCAR
Jan 3, 2021
Why NASCAR's latest second-generation champion is just getting started Plus

Why NASCAR's latest second-generation champion is just getting started

Chase Elliott's late charge to the 2020 NASCAR Cup title defied predictions that it would be a Kevin Harvick versus Denny Hamlin showdown. While the two veterans are showing no signs of slowing down, Elliott's triumph was a window into NASCAR's future

NASCAR
Nov 17, 2020
Why Johnson’s playoff failure won’t tarnish his legacy Plus

Why Johnson’s playoff failure won’t tarnish his legacy

The last season of a retiring NASCAR great has shown promise, and may have resulted in another playoff push without small issues outside his control. 2020 won't be the year Jimmie Johnson would have wanted, but it won't be what he is remembered for

NASCAR
Sep 3, 2020
Why a Le Mans winner is heading into the “unknown world” of NASCAR Plus

Why a Le Mans winner is heading into the “unknown world” of NASCAR

Comparing Porsche's 919 HYBRID LMP1 to NASCAR is motorsport's equivalent of apples and oranges, but this weekend one of Weissach's top works aces will pit his skills against the regulars and revive the tradition of the 'road-course ringer'

NASCAR
Aug 13, 2020