Barracuda Racing has announced the re-signing of veteran Alex Tagliani to pilot the teams #98 entry in 2013.
"The 2012 season was strong for us, despite the challenges we faced, and the results don't reflect all our successes," said Tagliani. "In our second season together at Barracuda Racing, we can only climb upward as a team."
Co-owned by Bryan Herta and Steve Newey, the team won the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with Dan Wheldon and finished 17th in the 2012 standings with Herta behind the wheel, the teams first full-season.
"The combination of Alex and all the BHA crew and engineering group really worked well last year, and we all agreed that having Alex return would give us our best chance to win races and compete on every type of track the IndyCar schedule throws at us," Herta said. "The expectations are higher this year for Alex, our partners, and ourselves. It is great to see all the pieces coming together, everyone on the Barracuda Racing program are excited about this season."
Todd Malloy will return as lead engineer.