Driver: Alex Tagliani
Entry: No. 77 Bowers & Wilkins/La Capsule Sportive/TorcUP FAZZT Race Team/Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Event/Track: Café do Brasil Indy 300; Homestead-Miami Speedway; Homestead, FL; 1.5 mile oval
Race 17 of 17
Laps: 200 of 200
Race Winner: Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Championship Winner: Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
No. 77 Bowers & Wilkins/La Capsule Sportive/TorcUP FAZZT Race Team News and Notes:
Driver Alex Tagliani started in 19th position for the Homestead Miami event but with a lot of hard work from Tagliani, the engineers and the crew, he was able to finish a very respectable 14th. Tagliani did not have an easy time in the race but with a proper pit strategy he was able to move up through the field and even spend some time in the lead position. The original pit strategy that the team was running would have helped Tagliani to finish in the top ten with ease, unfortunately a late race yellow came out changing the plan and the outcome.
Alex Tagliani on the Café Do Brasil Indy 300 Race :
“It was a pretty good race until the last restart. The boys did a good job, and the car was getting faster with each lap. All the way through the race we were able to be competitive on restarts and we were able to make some up some ground and were able to make it all the way up to 11th. We were pushed us up into the grey on the last restart and lost a bunch of positions. We fought back all the way through, we were side by side with Carpenter off the last corner on the last lap but it was just a little too late. Other than that it was a good race, we had a top ten car and were able to drive up through the field.”
Rob Edwards, COO/General Manager:
“An exciting race, a good drive from Alex and another excellent job from the crew. Don, Phil and the guys have given us a 100% reliability record in our first year and are to be congratulated on that. Disappointing not to finish a little higher tonight and secure twelfth in the points but we have a lot to be thankful for from this season and we will go into the break excited about our prospects for 2011.”
- Homestead is a 1.5 mile oval located 30 miles south of Miami, FL. Homestead, FL is considered the “Gateway to the Keys”.
- This is the tenth IZOD IndyCar race at the circuit.
- Dario Franchitti is the defending race winner and the only driver that hasn’t won multiple events at the course. Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon have both won the event three.
- This marks the eighth oval event and the final race of the 2010 season.
- There are now three Championships that the teams and drivers strive to win in the IZOD IndyCar Series; Oval, Road/Street and Series Overall. The highest points scoring oval and road/street drivers will be crowned champion of their respective racing discipline. The road course championship concluded on August 22 at Infineon Race way with Will Power taking the Mario Andretti Trophy. The oval championship wrapped up on September 18th in Japan with Dario Franchitti securing the championship. The final overall Championship was won by Dario Franchitti.
About FAZZT Race Team: The FAZZT Race Team was formed in July 2009 as a partnership between Andre Azzi of the Azzi Race Division, ATG, and other business partners. The team fields a full-time IndyCar Series team that made its debut at the season opening event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The team has four Dallara chassis and has Canadian driver Alex Tagliani to drive the #77 entry. Andre Azzi, a Montreal based entrepreneur, is the teams’ Chief Executive Officer and Rob Edwards is the Chief Operating Officer and team General Manager. The team is housed in a 25,000 ft. race shop on the north side of Indianapolis with a second facility that will house their Research and Design division in Montreal. For more information, go to www.FAZZTRaceTeam.com.
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