A.J. Foyt Racing announced Thursday morning the signing of Alex Tagliani to the team's 3rd entry for May's Indianapolis 500 and Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
Tagliani, who ran the '500' for Foyt last year as well, will be running the No. 35 Alfe Heat and Treating Honda alongside teammates Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth. The number 35 was chosen to represent A.J.'s 35 career Indianapolis 500 starts.
“I’m looking forward to driving the Indy road course in an IndyCar—I’ve heard a lot of amazing things on the performance of the car,” Tagliani said. “It will be difficult because I haven’t driven an IndyCar on a road course in several years. Jumping in the car on a road course in something that is very new will be tough, but the positive is that I will be in the car for the month of May. Getting used to the guys and working with the team is very important if you want to maximize the performance of the driver, the team and the car. Hopefully we can do a good job for the whole Alfe team and everyone who has been so supportive of me like Sexton Properties and everyone I’ve been involved with at the Speedway over the last two years.”