Chicagoland: Alli Owens preview

OWENS MAKES CHICAGOLAND DEBUT - The Chicagoland ARCA 200 marks Alli Owens' first visit to the 1.5 mile Chicagoland Speedway. Piloting one of her favorite race cars, the No. 12 ElectrifyingCareers.com Chevrolet nicknamed 'Mudpuppy', Owens ...

OWENS MAKES CHICAGOLAND DEBUT - The Chicagoland ARCA 200 marks Alli Owens' first visit to the 1.5 mile Chicagoland Speedway. Piloting one of her favorite race cars, the No. 12 ElectrifyingCareers.com Chevrolet nicknamed 'Mudpuppy', Owens is optimistic.

"Mudpuppy is my second favorite car mostly because it's very comfortable to drive," said Owens. "We ran it in Kentucky where I scored my career best finish. We also ran it in Kansas and Michigan but mechanical problems kept us from finishing well. This weekend, we put in our strongest motor and have a totally killer package."

DGM Racing, which fields the No. 12 entry for Owens, competed at Chicagoland Speedway from 2004-2006 with team owner Mario Gosselin behind the wheel. Each time, it proved to be a contender.

"Our team has always been strong here and we expect that to continue this year," said Owens. "We didn't have the opportunity to test, but Mario recently tested a Truck here and the data from that is very helpful for our ARCA car."

HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY ALLI - Alli Owens celebrated her 20th birthday on September 2.

BORN IN ILLINOIS - Alli Owens currently resides in Daytona Beach, FL but was born in Centralia, IL. Much of her family resides in the small mining community in southern Illinois. The Chicagoland 200 marks the first time Owens has competed in the state of Illinois.

TOLEDO TEST - On Monday, September 8, the No. 12 ElectrifyingCareers.com team will hold a one day test session at Toledo Speedway. It will be Alli Owens' first visit to the historic half mile speedway.

IBEW LOCAL 176 & IBEW LOCAL 134 - Earlier this week, Alli Owens paid a visit to IBEW Local 176 in Joliet, IL and IBEW Local 134 in Chicago, IL She displayed her No. 12 ElectrifyingCareers.com race car and met many of its members. Afterwards, each held its monthly meeting and Owens addressed both chapters.

"I celebrated my birthday with some of the IBEW members who support me and my career," said Owens. "I got to spend my birthday with my family because I consider all the IBEW brothers to be a part of it. It was an awesome experience that I will never forget."

-credit: aoPR

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Series ARCA
Drivers Mario Gosselin , Alli Owens