Alex Tagliani Lands Truck Series Ride For CTMP

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Alex Tagliani, seen in victory lane earlier this season, will drive in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this weekend. (Matthew Manor/NASCAR photo)

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario — Canadian veteran Alex Tagliani will drive the No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet in Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Tagliani will make his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start of the season in the series’ annual stop at the 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course just west of Toronto.

Tagliani, a native of Quebec, will make his return to CTMP after competing in back-to-back races in 2014 and 2015 driving for Brad Keselowski Racing.

This weekend, he will aim for his third consecutive pole and look to better a fifth-place performance in August of 2015.

“This is a great opportunity and I’m thankful to Young’s Motorsports for the chance to race in my home country of Canada,” said Tagliani. “With the support of Spectra Premium, I hope we can have a successful weekend where we practice well, qualify strong and contend for the win.”

“It will feel great to get back to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the first time in two years driving a truck and I can’t thank Spectra Premium enough for helping make this opportunity possible.”

Spectra Premium Industries was founded in 1989 and will be sponsor for this event.

Young’s Motorsports team principal Tyler Young was originally slated to drive the team’s No. 02 Chevrolet in Sunday’s race, but when the opportunity presented itself for Tagliani to make his third career NCWTS start, Young couldn’t say no.

“This is a monumental opportunity for Young’s Motorsports,” said Young. “Alex is a gifted road course racer who not only brings a lot of talent and knowledge to the table, but a great fan base for his hometown race. Together, me and crew chief Chad Kendrick are dedicated to providing him with the equipment to have a strong finish.”

In addition to the Truck Series event in Bowmanville, Tagliani will also compete in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series (formerly the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series) race from CTMP, where he is battling for the championship.

After 10 races this season, Tagliani has earned one win, four top-five and seven top-10 races in the Canadian championship series.

CREDIT: Young’s Motorsports

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