Tagliani doesn't let allergies, sponsorship challenges deter him

Alex Tagliani, right, pushes out his race car for a photo op with students during a discussion on...

Alex Tagliani, right, pushes out his race car for a photo op with students during a discussion on the seriousness of food allergies at St. Matthews Elementary School. (Codie McLachlan, QMI AGENCY)

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, Last Updated: 11:24 PM ET

“It would be the equivalent for me of getting into my race car without a helmet or a seatbelt.”

That’s the defining message from Alex Tagliani as he has gone across the country talking to school kids about not going anywhere without his allergy pen.

And it’s also the defining method in keeping the 40-year-old Montrealer doing what he loves doing: racing cars.

If Tagliani is not the hardest-working driver in racing, he’s at least the modern embodiment of how hard a driver has to work just to stay in the racing business.

Over its existence there may not have been anyone who put more hours into the promotion of the eventually doomed Edmonton Indy events than Tagliani — that means everyone involved, let alone drivers.

So, once again ‘Tag’ was in Edmonton — this time at three different schools — working a cross-promotion with a specific point that had connections in several directions.


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