Alex Tagliani, 2012 IICS Iowa Corn Indy 250 Pre-Race Notes & Quotes

Team Barracuda – BHA Notes & Quotes:

Iowa Corn Indy 250

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Driver: Alex Tagliani
Car: No. 98 Team Barracuda – BHA
Primary sponsor: Barracuda Networks
Event title: Iowa Corn Indy 250
Location: Iowa Speedway, Newton, IA
Track: 0.875-mile oval track
Practice sessions: Friday, June 22 from 10-10:45 a.m. CST and 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Qualifying: Friday, June 23 from 6:15-7:45 p.m. (Heat race format)
Race: Saturday, June 23 -Estimated green flag drop at 9 p.m. CST

Broadcast Information

Race broadcast (TV): Saturday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. CST – Broadcast to include Friday’s qualifying heat races and pre-race ceremonies, prior to the Iowa Corn Indy 250 (250 laps)
Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network and SiriusXM (XM 94 and Sirius 212)

Driver Quote: Alex Tagliani:

“I think we’ve learned a lot from the past few races. I never approach a race weekend feeling like it’s going to be easy, but I do feel very encouraged. We might be able to apply some things we learned at Milwaukee to Iowa, and unload a bit quicker with a setup that’s in our window. It would give us a little more time to play with the fine tuning and the overall setup of the car.

Iowa is a pretty unique track. Everybody will have to adapt to the new concept of qualifying with heat races. Honestly, I’m not too sure of why we’re doing it. To me, it defies the purpose of going to an oval and showcasing the best flying lap you can put together for position. I’m not sure if there are any other series that do this but we’ll see how it works out. As a team, we have to make sure that we don’t put ourselves in a bad spot because we have to be able to make the race the next day. It’s definitely going to keep the stress level pretty high on Friday.”

 

Social Media

Team Barracuda – BHA on twitter: @BHA
Alex Tagliani on twitter: @Tagliani
Barracuda Networks: @Barracuda
Bowers & Wilkins: @Bowers_Wilkins
Team Barracuda – BHA on facebook: www.facebook.com/BryanHertaAutosport
Alex Tagliani on facebook: www.facebook.com/ATagliani

Fan Opportunities

IZOD IndyCar Series autograph session with Alex Tagliani – Saturday, June 23 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. CST in the IndyCar Fan Village.

Team Barracuda – BHA Tweetup with Alex Tagliani – Saturday, June 23 from 3:45-4:30 p.m. in the IndyCar Fan Village.

About Bryan Herta Autosport

Founded by veteran driver Bryan Herta and noted race engineer and team manager Steve Newey, Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) has been a race-winning team in Firestone Indy Lights competition since 2009 and recently won the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with driver Dan Wheldon in only its second IZOD IndyCar Series start. The Indianapolis, Ind.-based squad made its IndyCar debut in 2010 contesting the Indianapolis 500. New for 2012, BHA has formed a joint venture with Bowen and Bowers Motorsports, Inc. (BBM) to field a full time entry in the IZOD Indycar Series for Canadian driver Alex Tagliani. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Bowen and Bowers Motorsports, Inc. is the coming together of leading sports and entertainment property development professionals, Chris Bowers and David Bowen, along with the financial management experience of TrapezeAsset Management Inc. For more information, please visit www.bryanhertaautosport.com.

About Barracuda Networks Inc.

Barracuda Networks combines premises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive content and network security, data protection and application delivery solutions. The company’s expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email and Web threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L’Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 150,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks’ range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its International Headquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com.

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