Tagliani photo: Tony DiZinno; Brabham photo: PIRTEK Team Murray

Tagliani, Brabham liveries unveiled for Month of May

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INDIANAPOLIS – Two of the four extra entries for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis – Alex Tagliani and Matthew Brabham – have had formal unveils of their liveries beyond their renderings in the last 24 hours.

Last night at the Foyt Wine Vault on Main St. in Speedway, Tagliani’s No. 35 Alfe Heat Treating Special Honda was revealed.

The French Canadian joins A.J. Foyt Enterprises full-season drivers Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth, who drive the Nos. 14 and 41 ABC Supply Co. Hondas, for both races this month.

The No. 35 car is numbered in tribute to Foyt’s 35 consecutive starts from 1958 to 1992, and the black and orange livery matches Foyt’s Copenhagen colors from later in his career, particularly 1991 and 1992.

That photo is below:


Meanwhile, the PIRTEK Team Murray livery for Brabham has also been released. Brabham, the Australian American, seeks to become the third third generation family¬†to compete in the Indianapolis 500. He’ll drive the No. 61 Chevrolet owned by Brett “Crusher” Murray with veteran engineer Andy Brown, and a KV Racing Technology technical partnership.

NBCSN will present ‘Race and Sports in America: Conversations’ Monday

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With motor racing reckoning with its own issues of diversity and equality, “Race and Sports in America: Conversations” will tackle the topics of social justice with several athletes. The show will air at 8 p.m. ET Monday, July 13 on NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic channel and on regional sports networks.

The roundtable discussions will be hosted by Damon Hack and feature Charles Barkley, Steph Curry, Jimmy Rollins and Ozzie Smith in one segment. The other segment will include Kyle Rudolph, Anthony Lynn, Troy Mullins and James Blake.

Race has been a major topic in motorsports this year.

NASCAR banned the Confederate flag at its race after lobbying by Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in the premier Cup Series. In Formula One, six-time series champion Lewis Hamilton has joined Black Lives Matter marches in London and also formed a panel on diversity. The lone Black driver in F1 also led 14 of 20 drivers taking a knee before the season opener in Austria.