Alex Tagliani
Alex  Tagliani
A.J. Foyt Enterprises
Alex Tagliani
rank
31
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Oct 18, 1973
35 Honda Canada Road To Indy Graduate
Website tagliani.com
Hometown
Lachenaie, Quebec
Residence
Indianapolis

Alex Tagliani caught the racing bug at age 10 when his paternal grandfather introduced him to karting while on a trip to Italy. He's been racing ever since.

"Tag" is an karting enthusiast who also enjoys swimming, cycling and inline skating for recreation and physical conditioning. He speaks fluent French, Italian and English. He met his wife, Bronte, during a race weekend in Surfers Paradise, Australia. They married in 2003.

He has his own line of cookies that are peanut-free because of his nut allergy. Tagliani was the pole sitter for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 in 2011.

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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 14 0 0 0 2 6 9
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 14 0 1 1 8 93 10
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 2 3 6 25 13
2010 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 1 5 67 13
2009 Verizon IndyCar Series 6 0 0 0 3 21 6
2008 Verizon IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008 Champ Car 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
2007 Champ Car 14 0 0 4 10 14 12
2006 Champ Car 13 0 0 5 7 19 9
2005 Champ Car 13 0 0 5 10 5 12
2004 Champ Car 14 1 0 3 10 29 13
2003 Champ Car 18 0 2 5 11 87 12
2002 Champ Car 19 0 0 5 13 115 15
2001 Champ Car 20 0 2 3 8 70 13
2000 Champ Car 20 0 1 2 7 113 8
Total 203 1 8 37 101 669 149

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


A.J. Foyt Enterprises

A.J. Foyt, the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, founded A.J. Foyt Enterprises, a race shop based in Waller, Texas, in 1965.

Foyt has won more Indianapolis-style championship races (67) than any driver in history. He has a record seven national Indy-style driving championship titles to his name and a total of 12 major driving championships in various categories.

Foyt has raced everything from midgets to stock cars. He won the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1967 and the Daytona 500 in 1972. He is the only driver to win those two events along with the Indianapolis 500, which he won in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977. He was the inaugural inductee into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1989.

Foyt retired from driving Indy cars in 1993 to concentrate his efforts on team ownership but returned to the driver's seat at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1994 to compete in the inaugural Brickyard 400 NASCAR race.

Foyt earned his first Indianapolis 500 victory solely as a car owner with driver Kenny Brack in 1999. Foyt's team won IndyCar Series titles in 1996 and 1998. His son, Larry, is the team director.

 

Team Website foytracing.com
First Start
March 26, 2000
Homestead
First Win
August 8, 2004
Road America
First Pole
April 30, 2000
Rio de Janeiro

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2014
    • Drove in the 98th Indianapolis 500 for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, climbing from 24th starting position to finish 13th
  • 2013
    • Competed in 14 races for Barracuda Racing and Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
    • Recorded two top-10 finishes, with best of 10th at St. Petersburg and Toronto Race 2.
  • 2012
    • Finished 17th in IndyCar Series standings for Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb Agajanian.
    • Recorded eight top-10 finishes, with a best of fifth at Edmonton.
    • Finished in the top 10 in eight of the final 10 races.
    • Started from the pole for the second consecutive year at Texas.
  • 2011
    • Finished 11th in IndyCar Series standings for Sam Schmidt Motorsports.
    • Recorded six top-10 finishes, with a best of fourth at Texas Race 1 and Motegi.
    • Started from the pole in consecutive races -- Indianapolis and Texas Race 1.
  • 2010
    • Finished 13th in IndyCar Series standings for FAZZT Race Team.
    • Recorded five top-10 finishes with best of fourth at Mid-Ohio.
    • Had best start of second in opener on streets of Sao Paulo.
    • Led two races for total of 63 laps.
  • 2009
    • Earned Chase Rookie of the Year honors for 11th-place finish at Indianapolis.
    • Led laps at Toronto, where he posted best start (fifth) and finish (ninth) of season.
    • Recorded three top-10 finishes in six races for Conquest Racing.
  • 2008
    • Debuted in merged series at Belle Isle in Conquest Racing car, replacing the injured Enrique Bernoldi.
    • Finished 12th at Chicagoland Speedway finale, his first oval start since 2005 and best finish on an oval for the team in 2008.
    • Finished fourth in non-points race at Surfers Paradise, Australia, in October.
  • 2007
    • Finished 10th in Champ Car standings for Rocketsports Racing.
    • Earned seven consecutive top-10 finishes to start the season and 10 overall.
  • 2006
    • Finished eighth in Champ Car standings for Team Australia with podium finishes at Long Beach and Surgfers Paradise.
    • Earned seven top-10 finishes.
    • Saw his streak of 107 consecutive starts end in Milwaukee.
  • 2005
    • Finished seventh in Champ Car standings for Team Australia with five top-five finishes.
    • Led team to podium finish in second start.
  • 2004
    • Earned a string of eight consecutive top-10 finishes, including a third place at Cleveland.
    • Finished seventh in Champ Car standings with first victory, climbing from 13th on the grid to win at Road America.
  • 2003
    • Finished in top 10 in CART standings for rookie Rocketsports Racing team with three podium finishes.
    • Earned a third place at Monterrey in second start for team.
    • Scored podium finishes at Portland and Road America.
    • Earned 10 top-10 finishes overall.
  • 2002
    • Finished eighth in CART standings.
    • Matched career best with second-place run at Motegi and broke a Player's/Forsythe team record with 10 consecutive points-paying finishes.
    • Placed second at Road America.
  • 2001
    • Finished 11th in CART standings.
    • Recorded Recorded first podium finish of his career of second at Toronto for Player's/Forsythe Racing. Also had podium finishes at Surfers Paradise and California Speedway.
  • 2000
    • Earned first pole start and led race-high 76 laps at Rio de Janeiro.
    • Finished 16th in CART standings in rookie season with season-best fourth at Long Beach.

Alex's Road To Indy

  • 1999
    • Finished fourth in Toyota Atlantic Championship, winning at Long Beach from the pole and Montreal for Player's Atlantic team.
    • Earned five podium finishes and three poles overall.
  • 1998
    • Finished fifth in Toyota Atlantic Championship for Player's Atlantic team with victories at Toronto and Trois-Rivières.
    • Tied for the series lead with three poles.
  • 1997
    • Earned two poles and three other podium finishes.
    • Finished third in Toyota Atlantic Championship for Player's Atlantic team with victories at Long Beach and Trois-Rivières.
  • 1996
    • Finished seventh in the Toyota Atlantic Championship for P-1 Racing.
    • Finished runner-up for Rookie of the Year honors.
    • Recorded best finish of third at Trois-Rivières.
  • 1995
    • Finished fourth in the Esso Protec/BF Goodrich Formula 1600 Series Championship with victory, three runner-up finishes and a fourth place.
  • 1994
    • Competed in one Esso Protec/BF Goodrich Formula 1600 Series event, starting third and finishing fifth.
    • Competed in five O.K.R.A. Formula 125cc karting races in Shannonville, Ontario, winning four and finishing second once.
    • Entered one U.S. FF2000 American Continental Championship race at Trois-Rivières, finishing sixth.
    • Competed in the Bridgestone FF2000 Racing School at Shannonville with two wins and a second-place finish.
  • 1993
    • Won Canadian F125 karting championship and Canadian Formula A karting championship at Shannonville.
    • Won Québec Formula A karting Championship with seven wins in eight starts.
    • Repeated as winner at the Ice Racing Grand Prix Unipro at the Québec Winter Carnival.
  • 1992
    • Won Québec Formula 125 karting championship and Canadian O.K.R.A. F125 champion at Shannonville.
    • Won Bridgestone FF2000 Racing School championship and Run-Off championship.
    • Was first-time winner of the Ice Racing Grand Prix at the Québec Winter Carnival.
  • 1991
    • Won Québec Karting Cup Formula 125 championship with six wins in eight races, first position in F125 Enduro and 100cc Classes.
    • Participated in Spénard/David F2000 Racing School Criterium in Shannonville, Ontario.
  • 1990
    • Won BF Goodrich Challenge at the Canadian Ice Racing Championship driving a Hyundai Sonata.
    • Finished runner-up in the Québec F125 Karting "Circuit des Grands Prix" Championship and winner of the Canadian F125 Karting Championship race.
  • 1989
    • Finished runner-up and Rookie of the Year in Québec's Formula 125 karting Solignum Cup.
  • 1988
    • Finished runner-up and Rookie of the Year in the Québec (FAQ) National 100cc Karting Championship.
    • Finished third at the Canadian National 100cc Championship race.
  • 1987
    • Was Québec (FAQ) 100cc Junior Karting Champion.
Team Website foytracing.com