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Alex Tagliani wins pole at Montreal

Updated: August 17, 2012, 8:54 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- Foiled a year ago by countryman Jacques Villeneuve, Montreal native Alex Tagliani finally has a NASCAR pole.

Tagliani, a regular in IndyCar, turned a speed of 96.688 mph Friday evening around the 15-turn, 2.7-mile layout to edge Sam Hornish Jr., the pole winner a week ago at Watkins Glen International.

It's Tagliani's first NASCAR pole in four races. Last year, he started on the front row alongside Villeneuve for Penske Racing and finished second in the race to ...

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