Tagliani gets AJ Foyt seat for Indy 500
6 May 2015 – Alex Tagliani will contest the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 with AJ Foyt Racing.
Tagliani will drive the #48 entry as a tribute to Dan Gurney, who co-drove with Foyt to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967, and used the number en route to second place in the 1968 and 1969 Indy 500.
The car will also feature Gurney's matte black and white Eagle colour scheme.
"My good friend Dan Gurney used to run that number and he's supposed to be back at Indy this year so I thought it would be a great way to honour him," said Foyt. "And he had some good runs with that number."
"I am really excited and honoured to be part of the AJ Foyt Racing organization because driving for A.J. at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is something really, really special," added Tagliani.
"Having the chance to contribute to the Foyt family legacy at the Speedway is my mission.
"I am thrilled to be part of honouring Dan Gurney by driving a car in his livery. Bringing the Gurney Eagle's vintage look to the new Honda aero kit car is for sure going to be a crowd pleaser."
Gurney plans to attend the Indy 500 for the first time since the 2011 Centennial Anniversary.