For Immediate Release—May 1, 2010

DRIVER: Alex Tagliani

ENTRY: No. 77 Bowers and Wilkins FAZZT Race Team Dallara/Honda/Firestone

EVENT/TRACK: Road Runner Turbo Indy 300, Kansas City, Kansas, 1.5 Mile Oval

EVENT DATE: Saturday, May 1, 2010 1:30 p.m. ET on ABC, IMS Radio Network, XM Radio 145 and SIRIUS Radio 211 and live at 1:30 p.m. ET on TSN

RACE 5 of 17

Kansas Speedway Results

Start Position: 5th

Finish Position: 8th

Laps Completed: 199 of 200

KANSAS SPEEDWAY RACE WINNER: Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)

Kansas Speedway, May 1st, 2010 — FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani finished 8th in Saturday’s Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 held at Kansas Speedway. Tagliani completed 199 of the 200 laps event to score his third Top-10 finish of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season. Tagliani ran in the top eight the majority of the race. On lap 143, he went to the outside to complete a pass for 5th place and got caught out which dropped him back to 12th position. Tagliani was holding 12th before his final pit stop on lap 176. Unfortunately, the caution flag came out immediately after the stop. The end result was that it was ruled the race leader, Dixon, was ahead of the #77 at the blend line. That situation put Tagliani a lap down to the leaders and in 9th place. The Canadian driver worked his way back to 8th place.

Scott Dixon won his first IndyCar race of the season, his second consecutive in Kansas, He crossed the finish line three seconds ahead of his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Dario Franchitti. It was Ganassi Racing fourth consecutive win at Kansas Speedway. Third place went to Tony Kanaan, followed Helio Castroneves, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Ryan Briscoe. Only six cars finished on the lead lap. Dixon led 167 laps

Alex Tagliani on the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300:

“I think this weekend the FAZZT Race Team has shown that we can be competitive on the oval and that is where we want to be and I think it looks good for us heading into Indianapolis. It’s very motivating for everyone on the team to have a good result here at our first oval event. Our race today was a good one but we realized early in the race that we weren’t great on the restarts because of the gearing so with full fuel tanks it was a little difficult to follow the pace. But the team gave me such a good car and such a consistent car for the long runs that we were able to stay with the leaders. The Firestone tires were great today, the whole stint long the car was very consistent, and we were able to make up ground. Towards the end we were fighting for position, it was better and easier for me to stay with the quick cars, and we were good on fuel so everything worked really well. I’m very happy that we are going to leave here with the car in one piece and with our evaluation on the oval done. We are definitely proud of what we are doing and I’m amazingly proud of the boys and the job they have done preparing this car. We’re very motivated and looking forward to getting prepared for the Indianapolis 500.”

Rob Edwards, General Manager, on the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300:

“For our first oval event, if someone had said before we came here that we would qualify 5th and finish 8th we would have been excited. That is the way for this team, we keep trying to surprise. Qualifying was great but I think today we were certainly good enough to finish in the top-five in the race but a few breaks didn’t work out. Overall, I think we’re thrilled and we have good momentum heading into Indianapolis. And as I say every weekend, hopefully it shows the faith that the team owners have put in the group of guys we’ve put together at FAZZT Race Team.”


Sao Paulo, Brazil 2nd 19th 28 of 61 Contact 12 19th
St. Petersburg, Florida 8th 6th 100 of 100 Running 28 13th
Barber, Alabama 21st 10th 90 of 90 Running 20 13th
Long Beach Grand Prix 7th 21st 65 of 85 Contact 12 14th
Kansas Speedway 5th 8th 199 of 200 Running 24 12th

Points Race

Despite his 12th-place finish in Kansas, Will Power maintains first place in the standings with 190 points. Race winner Scott Dixon moves from sixth to second place with 164 points, two more than Helio Castroneves. Ryan Hunter-Reay is fourth with a total of 159 points. Tagliani moved up two positions to 12th overall with 96 points, only two points from 10th place. Drivers will have 15 days off before beginning their first practice sessions leading to the Indy 500 scheduled to run on May 30. Qualifying for the Indy 500 will be run Saturday, May 22. To learn more FAZZT Race Team and Alex Tagliani, log on at

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