@TagAutosport • @NASCARHomeTrack • @Sunset_Speedway • (June 20, 2015) Innisfil, ON- Alex Tagliani and his Tagliani Autosport team made history tonight with the team’s first win and the first time in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 a driver lapped the field.
When the team rolled the car off the hauler it was very quick, remaining in the top five for both practice sessions. The only issue was that the car had a bit of under steer.
Tag qualified the car in fourth, which is the team’s best qualifying effort of the season.
From the drop of the green flag the mission was to race clean and to not take any big chances. By lap 100 the team knew that something special was happening as Alex and his EpiPen/CanTorque/CGI/Riobel/NTN Bearings Chevy started putting many of the top NASCAR drivers a lap down. By lap 270 he had lapped the entire field. Because there were no yellow flags during the early part of the race, pit strategy became a real challenge as no one had ever run this far on a single fuel load.
Fortunately a perfectly timed caution came out after an incident between back markers and the race was entirely Tagliani Autosport’s to win.
“I can’t be happier for Crew Chief Tyler Case and our entire 18 crew,” said Tagliani. “We have faced many challenges since our debut in 2014 and nobody has given up. Everyone works so hard day in and day out and right now I’m on top of the world!”
The Leland 300 presented by Johnsonville will be broadcast on TSN on June 28 at 1 p.m. ET and on RDS2 on July 25 at 2 p.m.
Supporting Tagliani Autosport is:
About the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series: The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is the only organization to sanction 12 races of the championship throughout five Canadian provinces. From May to September, fans can follow their favourite drivers on oval tracks, road courses and city circuits. For details of the 2015 season of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, visit:www.NASCARHometracks.com
About Pfizer: The participation of Tagliani Autosport in NCATS is the result of a partnership with Pfizer Canada, Inc., Canadian distributor of EpiPen (epinephrine auto injector). With its NASCAR program and participation in races across Canada, Alex is the ideal spokesperson to educate over 2.5 million Canadians who suffer from at least one food allergy and the severe life-threatening condition of anaphylaxis. Living with severe allergies to peanuts and nuts himself, Alex carries an EpiPen® Auto-Injector with him at all times. He invites fans to follow him on Facebook and Twitter (@Tagliani),www.TaglianiAutosport.com
To raise money for Anaphylaxis Canada, The Tagliani Foundation is organizing its second Annual Golf Classic at Golf Club Le Mirage on September 29, 2015. For details on the tournament and for tickets, visitwww.taglianifoundation.org
About CanTorque: CanTorque is an Edmonton based manufacturer of industrial torquing tools and accessories. Founded in 2000 CanTorque has become a leading global supplier to industry world wide.
About CGI: Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centres across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). www.cgi.com
About Riobel: Designed in St-Jerome, QC and supported by a vast distribution network, Riobel products are available throughout Canada and in a growing number of US states. We have assembled an unparalleled team of employees and created cutting-edge facilities to design, test, improve and refine our products to meet all faucets and shower system needs. We offer high-performance faucets and shower systems that are both elegant and sophisticated. Riobel: a tradition of excellence since 1995! http://www.riobel.ca
About Napoleon: Napoleon® is an ISO9001 – 2008 registered company and operates with 1,200,000+ square feet of manufacturing space and over 1000 employees. We are North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of quality wood and gas fireplaces, gourmet gas and charcoal grills, outdoor living products and heating & cooling products. The only gas furnaces made in Canada. Napoleon’s commitment to producing quality products combined with honest, reliable service has proven to be a successful framework to ensuring the rapid growth of the company.http://napoleonfireplaces.com/
About Fast Wheels: Fast Wheels is a Canadian alloy wheel manufacturer who offers high quality wheels for your vehicle to stand out. Since 1995, Fast Wheels manufactures high quality alloy wheels, providing its clients with custom fitments, which guarantee a precise fit on over 40,000 vehicle models. Fast Wheels is a subsidiary of family-owned Fastco Canada located in Vaudreuil-Dorion, a suburb west of Montreal. Now more than ever Canadian automotive enthusiasts have several options when it comes to choosing alloy wheels for their ride.http://www.fastwheels.ca/
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