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NASCAR: Alex Tagliani to make Truck series debut with Brad Keselowski Racing

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From press release

Brad Keselowski  Racing announced today that Alex Tagliani will drive the team's No. 19 Ford F-150 in the August 31 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.

Tagliani, a native of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has five NASCAR Nationwide Series starts sprinkled over six seasons dating back to 2009.

He has racked up two poles and two top five finishes and enters the NCWTS event at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on the heels of a strong performance at the recent NNS race at Road America (Elkhart Lake, Wisc.), where he won the pole and scored a strong second-place finish.

Tagliani also scored a second place finish at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal in 2011 and won the pole there in 2012. 

Alex Tagliani
(Photo: Tagliani Autosport)

"Alex did a heck of a job in the Nationwide car for Team Penske at Road America and I knew I had to put him in one of my trucks," Keselowski said.  "I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do."

The race will be the debut for Tagliani in NCWTS competition and adds to his diverse racing portfolio, which includes the Indianapolis 500, IndyCar, road racing and Champ Car competition. 

"It's an honour to get a call to drive for Brad's team this year, especially after sharing the No. 22 Team Penske Nationwide car with him for two races," Tagliani said.

"It will be my first time competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but Mosport is a great track to drive and I am hoping to be able to help the team with a strong result."

The former IndyCar driver currently competes as an owner/driver in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and in the United Sports Car Championship.