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Alex Tagliani to race for Kyle Busch Motorsports at Bowmanville

NASCAR Pinty's Series Kawartha 250

PETERBOROUGH, ON - SEPTEMBER 17: Alex Tagliani, driver of the #18 Epipen / Riobel Chevrolet car talks with a crew member before practice at the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Kawartha 250 at Kawartha Speedway on September 17, 2016 in Peterborough, Canada. (Photo by Matthew Manor/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Alex Tagliani will compete for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Aug. 25 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, the team announced Monday.

Tagliani, a former IndyCar driver, will drive the No. 51 Toyota, which will be sponsored by three Canadian companies: CanTorque, Spectra Premium and RONA.

Tagliani’s four Truck Series starts have been in four of the last five races at CTMP. He has a best finish of fifth in 2015 with Brad Keselowski Racing.

“It’s a real honor to represent KBM by driving the 51 truck, I really appreciate Kyle and the entire team’s trust in giving me the opportunity to try to win,” Tagliani said in a press release. “Carrying three Canadian companies to support the initiative at CTMP is really special. CanTorque showcasing their new tools made in Canada, driving a KBM truck equipped with a Spectra Premium Radiator and having lucky fans living a special behind-the-scenes experience feels really unique.”

A native of Montreal, Quebec, Tagliani currently races full-time in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series in Canada where he has nine wins in 78 starts wince 2007. He is fourth in the championship standings this year with one win in four races.

He also has six Xfinity starts with the most recent coming in 2016 at Road America.