Chicagoland: Ali Owens preview

Owens Out to Make Lasting Impression at Chicagoland Ready for Return After Watching Races from Couch CONCORD, N.C. (August 24, 2010) - The Ansell Protective Gloves 150 at Chicagoland Speedway is the final race planned for Alli Owens on the ...

Owens Out to Make Lasting Impression at Chicagoland
Ready for Return After Watching Races from Couch

CONCORD, N.C. (August 24, 2010) - The Ansell Protective Gloves 150 at Chicagoland Speedway is the final race planned for Alli Owens on the 2010 ARCA Series schedule. Owens, along with the No. 15 ElectrifyingCareers.com team, is looking to make a lasting impression, one that she hopes can extend her season.

Driving for Venturini Motorsports, Owens has competed in eight previous ARCA events this season. Her best finish came at Salem Speedway, where she finished ninth. She has recorded two top-15 finishes and four top-20s.

Owens has two ARCA Series races under her belt at Chicagoland Speedway. Owens drove the ElectrifyingCareers.com machine to a 15th-place finish in 2008 and a 19th-place finish in 2009.

Owens Comments on Chicagoland Speedway:

"Being out of the seat for a while has been really challenging. I hate watching races from the couch. I'm really looking forward to this week, especially being at Chicago. It's a mile-and-a-half, which Venturini Motorsports has been really strong at. We're going to have a lot of support from the crowd there. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Locals 134 and 176 with the Local JATC and NECA contractors are big backers of our program and they come out every year. It's one of those tracks that we really look forward to, not just because we're fast, but because of the great support, too.

"Mile-and-a-half tracks have been a strong point for us, mainly because it's all about the car and the aero package. Here at Venturini Motorsports, they have the ElectrifyingCareers.com Chevrolet hooked up. I'm really excited about it. I've been working on my consistency this season. I've run well at Chicago before. I've qualified well there. Hopefully my past experience at the track, and what I've learned this year, will pay off.

"My last race was at Pocono. We had a great showing during practice. Unfortunately we didn't have the car for the race to seal the deal. Hopefully we'll be strong throughout the week and I'll be running up front with my teammates and battling for the win.

"This is the last race we have sponsorship for this season. I'd love to find an organization that can help us compete in some more races this year. We've got five more races, ones that are really strong tracks for this team. Hopefully we'll make a statement at Chicagoland that will catch someone's eye."

-source: ali owens PR

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Alli Owens