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Alex Tagliani

Indy Car & Nascar Driver

Currently racing for Bryan Herta Autosport in the Indycar Series, Alex Tagliani is driver of the #98 Barracuda car. In 2009, he was named the Chase Rookie of the Year in Indianapolis and in 2010, he qualified 5th for the biggest race in the world. Montreal native Tagliani has shown his fans that he can drive anything – from Indy Car to Nascar. Trilingual and well spoken, Tagliani offers his audience a unique look at his impressive career and the professional racing industry.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Presentations

Business Lessons from the Racing World In this presentation, Alex applies lessons learned on the track to business off the track. The Technology of Racing: How it Relates to Business Today Auto racing is at the forefront of technological innovation. Cars are designed to push engineers to experiment with new technologies well before they reach mass consumers. Alex offers a look at technology through the lens of automotive. He looks at how you can push innovation with a lean budget on an uneven playing field. Alex also takes a look at the importance of Data Analysis. How you can use data to optimize when testing and practice isn’t always available to you. Mental and Physical Fitness: Techniques of Successful Drivers Physically one of the hardest sports on your body, Alex takes a look at what’s required to achieve peak performance and how you can apply it to your daily life. From getting pounded from G forces to dehydration to an increased heart rate due to carbon monoxide in your helmet, Alex offers up a fascinating look at what it takes to get your mind and body right to achieve success. Motorsport: The Marketing Platform The business of racing is unique. Unlike most sport franchises, a racing team must primarily generate income with sponsorship. In this presentation Alex applies lessons in racing to marketing your product. Teamwork for Success: There is no I in Team In this presentation Alex applies lessons learned on the track to teams off the track. In a race team everyone is accountable. Results from individual actions have an immediate impact. The chemistry between all team members is crucial to have a team that performs to the best of their abilities.

  • Alex was great as a personality and ‘over the top' in accommodating people for the autograph session - very welcoming and energetic. He and his wife also joined us for a dinner with a small group of people on Friday night - and they were extremely open and comfortable with the group - and made everyone feel extremely welcome.

    - Uniselect

Summary Profile

Currently racing for Bryan Herta Autosport in the Indycar Series, Alex Tagliani is driver of the #98 Barracuda car. 2012 was said by many to have been Tagliani’s most successful year in Indycar to date, although the results charts may not show it, he qualified in the top 6 (Firestone Fast 6) for every race bar one during the 2012 season. Tagliani also raced in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, claiming pole position for the race hometown race there.  In 2012 he also raced in the Starworks Daytona Prototype car in Montreal and Laguna Seca, finishing 3rd in only his 2nd race in that category. In 2011 Tagliani became the first and only Canadian driver to claim Pole Position and at the historical Indianapolis 500 in the centennial celebration year. In 2010, he qualified 5th for the biggest race in the world, the Indianapolis 500 where in 2009, he was named the Chase Rookie of the Year. In 2009, Tagliani raced a limited schedule with Conquest Racing, starting six events for the team and compiling three top-10 finishes. He received Rookie of the Year honors at the Indianapolis 500 after starting 33rd. In 2008, Tagliani won at the Historical Road America racetrack, achieved fourteen Podium and five Pole Positions, and won his first NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race in July 2008 at the Edmonton 100. The history all began when Tagliani first stepped into competitive Go-Kart in 1987, he then made his way into Champ Car racing in 2000, after a number of successful campaigns in the Atlantic Championship. The 2002 season saw him lead a career-high 115 laps, finishing 15 events with three top five finishes and two podium finishes. In 2003, Tagliani joined the newly formed Rocketsport racing team and helped the inexperienced team to achieve ten top-10 finishes. He also sat on the pole twice, once in Milwaukee, and then again in his hometown of Montreal. In his second year with Rocketsport, Tagliani won in Road America and was placed in the top three in the championship for the majority of the season. Unfortunately, he finished the 2004 season in seventh place after heart breaking mechanical failures in the final races of the season. A Montreal native, Tagliani has shown his fans that he can drive anything – from Indy Car to Nascar to a prototype. Trilingual in French, Italian and English and outstandingly well spoken, Tagliani offers his audience a unique look at his impressive career and the professional racing industry of today and over the past decade.  The experienced and talented ‘Tag’ is known for his consistency as a driver, his speed in qualifying, and his technical ability on car setup.