CHAMPCAR/CART: Milwaukee: Tagliani briefs Atlantic drivers.

Player's/Forysthe Racing driver Alex Tagliani, a graduate of the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship, took a few minutes out of his schedule at The Milwaukee Mile earlier today to brief all of the current Atlantic competitors on the intricacies of...

Player's/Forysthe Racing driver Alex Tagliani, a graduate of the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship, took a few minutes out of his schedule at The Milwaukee Mile earlier today to brief all of the current Atlantic competitors on the intricacies of oval racing.

Tagliani, driver of the #33 Player's/Indeck Ford-Cosworth/Reynard/Bridgestone in the CART FedEx Championship Series, enjoyed a record of success in Toyota Atlantic Championship from 1996 through 1999 that included six victories and eight pole positions.

"As someone who came up through the Atlantic series, I enjoy having the opportunity to retrace my racing roots and speak to the drivers who are in the process of making their way up the ladder," said Tagliani. "It's a way of giving something back to the series that played a big role in my development as a driver. I see that this year there are three Canadian drivers in the Atlantic series who are in the same position I was a few years ago, and I want to do anything I can to help them and the other Atlantic drivers on the career path."

To that end, Tagliani also spent approximately 45 minutes on The Milwaukee Mile front straight with the three Canadian drivers-Michael Valiante, Jonathan Macri, and Stephan Roy-for a pre-race pep talk.

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Series Atlantic , IndyCar
Drivers Alex Tagliani , Michael Valiante , Jonathan Macri , Stéphan Roy