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TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – Tagliani Autosport and popular Canadian racer Alex Tagliani are pleased and proud to announce an alliance with defending NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion Scott Steckly for Tagliani to drive a 22 Racing prepared Dodge Challenger for the 2014 season in his return to the series.
An IndyCar/NASCAR and SportsCar racer, Tagliani is a past race winner and Indianapolis 500 pole sitter while 22 Racing has earned three Canadian Tire Series championships with Steckly.
A long tradition of excellence in preparation, presentation and performance is what brought 22 Racing, Driven Motorsport and Tagliani Autosport together to strike up the partnership to drive the Tagliani Autosport/Team EpiPen/Dicom Express #18.
“I’m very excited to have Alex drive out of our 22 Racing stable this season,” stated team owner/driver Scott Steckly. “Tag is a proven professional that will make our team even better with his passion and grit to be the best at what he does. He will bring another level of competition to the Series, so that means we will all have to race harder for wins and the championship with Alex out there.”
“I have long respected Scott Steckly’s racing operation and their high degree of success in The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series,” Tagliani boasted. “They are so professional as a team working with their sponsors. I cannot think of a better partnership to create a lasting bond in this series to provide the best service and effort possible for our sponsors and partners going forward. I am very excited with this new alliance.“
“Alex and Tagliani Autosport are going to be a tremendous addition to our team as we prepare for a long term relationship,” offered Linda Jones, President, Driven Motorsport Innovations. “Alex is a consummate professional, aiming for the top in everything he does. As a group, we plan to roll out some exciting activation programs for our partners this season.”
The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is the only national racing sanction/series in Canada with eleven events from Edmonton, AB to Antigonish, NS from May to September. They race on road courses, street circuits and oval tracks.
About 22 Racing
22 Racing is located in the small town of Milverton, Ontario just outside of Stratford and is owned by three-time and defending NASCAR Champion driver Scott Steckly. They field two full time teams in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and provide single and multi-event rental programs. In 2013, 22 Racing prepared cars that won six of the twelve race events proving that they provide competitive race equipment capable of winning each and every week on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series circuit.
About Alex Tagliani
Alex Tagliani, also known by his racing name “TAG”, developed a passion for racing at the age of 10 when he was introduced to karting on a visit to see his grandfather in Northern Italy. The Montreal native can drive anything - from IndyCars NASCAR stock cars to prototype sportscars. Since the beginning of his career in open wheel racing, Alex has accumulated 10 wins, 10 pole positions including the pole for the 2011, 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500, 28 podiums and 35 top-10 finishes. A fierce competitor, Alex’s passions include training and nutrition, always taking precautions when managing his life-threatening allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, by carrying his EpiPen® auto injector.
About Tagliani Autosport
Tagliani Autosport is a brand new auto racing brand and entity formed in partnership with Alex’s long time friend, partner and sponsor Colin Livingston of CanTorque Incorporated of Edmonton Alberta Canada. CanTorque uses a deep seated passion for motorsport to market sales, service, and renting of industrial bolting equipment including hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and torque wrenches. Visit them on the web: www.cantorque.com<http://www.cantorque.com>
About Driven Motorsport Innovations
Driven is owned by Linda Jones who has a long history of marketing and public relations in the motorsports arena. Starting out working in the CASCAR Super Series almost twenty years ago to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series she has formed many successful partnerships over the years. Including Canadian Tire Corp.,Osram Sylvania, Williamson-Dickies Canada, Speedy Auto Service and many more.