Edmonton: Conquest Racing qualifying report

Edmonton, AB (July 25, 2009) - The following are notes from Conquest Racing ahead of Sunday's Rexall Edmonton Indy. - Alex Tagliani will be starting 17th in tomorrow's race after placing ninth in his group in the first round of qualifying ...

Edmonton, AB (July 25, 2009) - The following are notes from Conquest Racing ahead of Sunday's Rexall Edmonton Indy.

- Alex Tagliani will be starting 17th in tomorrow's race after placing ninth in his group in the first round of qualifying Saturday.

- This will be Tagliani's first start at the Rexall Edmonton Indy in the IndyCar Series. He has three previous starts at Rexall Speedway in the Champ Car World Series with a best finish of seventh. He also won the NASCAR Canada race at that track last season.

- In eight starts in Edmonton, Conquest Racing has a best finish of seventh, scored by Andrew Ranger in 2006, and four top-ten finishes.

- The team has finished in the top ten in all non-oval races they have taken part in this season.

17th - Alex Tagliani Rexall Edmonton Indy / Conquest Racing
"We're definitely not where we want to be on the grid. It's been tough these last couple of days but I am still confident heading into tomorrow's race. We've always come back strong. We've had really good qualifying sessions in the last few street course races we've done and we've always encountered some bad luck during the race. I'm hoping that now that we are starting further back, that luck will turn around tomorrow in the race and we can have a really good finish."

Eric Bachelart, Team Owner
"Obviously we are not satisfied with our starting position at what is considered our home race. We are starting further back than what we are used to but hopefully this time the race will come our way."

-credit: cr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Alex Tagliani , Andrew Ranger
Teams Conquest Racing