Talladega: Ali Owens race report

THE 'BIG ONE' ENDS OWENS' DAY EARLY AT TALLADEGA Talladega, AL (October 4, 2008) - When racing on a superspeedway, every driver's biggest fear is getting caught up in the 'big one' - a multi-car crash which eliminates them from the race. In the...

THE 'BIG ONE' ENDS OWENS' DAY EARLY AT TALLADEGA

Talladega, AL (October 4, 2008) - When racing on a superspeedway, every driver's biggest fear is getting caught up in the 'big one' - a multi-car crash which eliminates them from the race. In the ARCA RE/MAX 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, Alli Owens' fear became reality.

The 20-year-old driver qualified her No. 12 ElectrifyingCareers.com Chevrolet 18th fastest and was looking forward to a full day of racing on the 2.66 mile track. But when another driver suffered a cut tire on lap 11, an 11 car incident ensued and left Owens with a destroyed race car. She finished 41st.

"I barely broke a sweat today," said Owens. "My race was over that quick. I saw the wreck in front of me and thought I was through it when a spinning car hit me. There was nothing I could do. It's a huge let down for me, the team and especially the IBEW Fifth District which came on-board as my sponsor for this race."

Owens' next race is the season ending ARCA RE/MAX Series race in Toledo, OH. It is being held on October 12 at Toledo Speedway.

-credit: ao

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