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CRASH CAMERON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:22 AM ET

Serenity now.

Twitter later.

By now you know how a steaming mad Alex Tagliani took the train to twitter-ville after he and Tomas Scheckter had a difference of driver opinion at last week’s Toronto Indy.

But don’t expect the tweet-beat to be pounding on Tony Kanaan this week.

It was a surprisingly calm Tagliani who spoke in pit row Sunday beside his broken Hot Wheels car.

No blame bombs. Just a simple racing thing.

“I just got hit from behind.”

It was two drivers eyeing the same turn that turned into a chain reaction that ended Tagliani’s Sunday drive.

He came out of the corner clipping with Kanaan and as Tagliani spun, he smoked his tires and Mario Romancini found the brightly coloured No. 77 in the mist.

“I think Turn 1 is the best place to pass. I got an opportunity and took it. I think Tony braked on the inside of the turn and left the rubber line wide open,” said Tagliani.

“When I exited, I felt like I left him a lot of room and stayed close to the wall. Then I felt the touch on the right rear, spun around and got hit on the left side.”

Tagliani has never passed up an opportunity to promote racing in Canada, and this race, in particular.

He did win the NASCAR Canadian Tire race on this track in 2008, but his open-wheel adventures haven’t been great. 

“I’m very disappointed. The whole FAZZT team is disappointed. This is not the way we wanted things to go in Canada.

“We had realistic expectations coming in, but didn’t leave with the results we had hoped for. We’ll regroup.”

david.cameron@sunmedia.ca


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