Texas: FAZZT Race Team preview

Alex Tagliani on the Firestone 550K: "I'm actually very excited and looking forward to Texas. After Kansas and Indy we have a lot of ovals back to back and I have this feeling, unless I'm totally wrong, that we're now more complete as a team...

Alex Tagliani on the Firestone 550K:

"I'm actually very excited and looking forward to Texas. After Kansas and Indy we have a lot of ovals back to back and I have this feeling, unless I'm totally wrong, that we're now more complete as a team than anyone expected on both the ovals and road courses. Earlier in the year we thought the road course would be easier to get up to speed than the ovals and we were anticipating having to work more to get the ovals down this season. But after our results in qualifying at Kansas and Indy I have more confidence to do well and feel that we can catch up in the points and be more consistent, and climb our way up in the championship on the oval tracks. Texas is a race track that I know pretty well as we went to Texas and practiced there in Champ Car and I ran there last year in the IRL with Conquest so I do know the track. Our car has demonstrated a lot of speed in the last two races. We qualified in the top-five in the last two, so I hope we can do that again at Texas. And if we continue to qualify well we can increase our chances to finish well and be on the podium. We're going to try some new things on the car this weekend and hopefully they translate to good results. For 2010 we thought we would just be building our program on the ovals and instead we are hoping to go out and be more consistent and increase our chances to finish in the top-five in the championship which I don't think any of us expected with this first year team."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Alex Tagliani
Teams FAZZT Race Team