Rockingham: Alli Owens preview

IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO RACE AT THE ROCK As a young girl, Alli Owens watched the likes of Earnhardt, Petty and Pearson wage fierce battles on the one mile speedway affectionately known as 'The Rock'. The 19-year-old hoped to one day have the ...

IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO RACE AT THE ROCK

As a young girl, Alli Owens watched the likes of Earnhardt, Petty and Pearson wage fierce battles on the one mile speedway affectionately known as 'The Rock'. The 19-year-old hoped to one day have the opportunity to compete at the hallowed Rockingham Speedway, but when the track closed in 2004, she thought that chance would never come.

This weekend, Owens will get that chance.

"Rockingham is a place where many legendary racing stories have played out," said Owens. "I always hoped that one day I would have the chance to create my own racing stories there. Now that I have my chance, I view it as a privilege. This weekend is definitely something special to me."

Owens drives the No. 12 ElectrifyingCareers.com Chevrolet and is competing in selected ARCA RE/MAX Series races in 2008.

The Carolina 500 marks the Daytona Beach, Fla. native's first visit to Rockingham.

"It's awesome to be among the drivers that are bringing professional stock car racing back to its North Carolina roots," added Owens. "This first race here means so much to everyone - the local community, the racing community. There is going to be electricity in the air. To be a part of this is a huge honor."

WELCOME IBEW LOCAL 379 - For the third time in as many races, Alli Owens will carry an in-car camera for SPEED's ARCA race broadcast. The camera will be sponsored by the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 347 based in Charlotte, N.C.

"I'm proud to carry the IBEW Local 379 logos at Rockingham," said Owens. "I hope they enjoy the ride. It should be action packed."

-credit: aoPR

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