MONTREAL – Alex Tagliani will miss his second NASCAR Pinty’s Series race after contracting a minor myocarditis viral infection.
Tagliani will give up the seat of his No. 18 Chevrolet to Alex Guénette when the NASCAR Pinty’s Series makes the trek to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., this weekend.
Tagliani sat out the most recent event at AUtodrome St-Eustache two weeks ago as he underwent treatment for the myocarditis viral infection – an inflammation of the muscle tissue of the heart. Team 22 Racing team owner Scott Steckly drove Tagliani’s car to a 11th-place finish in that event.
Tagliani hopes to be ready to return to competition for the final race of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series season on Sept. 28 at Jukasa Motor Speedway in Hagersville, Ontario.
“I’m quickly getting back into racing shape, but I must first pass a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test and then go through a treadmill workout next week,” said Tagliani. “If everything goes according to plan, I hope to be cleared to run at Jukasa.”