Tagliani Returns To Barracuda Racing

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Alex Tagliani will make two NASCAR Nationwide Series starts for Team Penske this season.
Alex Tagliani

INDIANAPOLIS — Alex Tagliani will return to Bryan Herta Autopsorts and Barracuda Racing.

A veteran of the IZOD IndyCar Series, Tagliani has a proven track record of speed and focus. A pole position at Texas and leading laps in five of the 15 scheduled races were highlights of Tagliani’s 2012 season.

“The 2012 season was strong for us, despite the challenges we faced, and the results don’t reflect all our successes,” said Tagliani. “In our second season together at Barracuda Racing, we can only climb upward as a team.

“I really think that with Todd engineering, and the experience that Bryan (Herta) and Steve (Newey) bring to the table, our car will be even more competitive. It will be great to show that we are a factor, that we are moving up in the field.”

Team owner Bryan Herta feels confident in the goals his team has set.

“The combination of Alex and all the BHA crew and engineering group really worked well last year, and we all agreed that having Alex return would give us our best chance to win races and compete on every type of track the IndyCar schedule throws at us,” commented Herta. “The expectations are higher this year for Alex, our partners, and ourselves. It is great to see all the pieces coming together, everyone on the Barracuda Racing program are excited about this season.”