Nashville: Alli Owens preview

OWENS HOPES HER WINNING COMBINATION WILL DELIVER A GUITAR - Racing in the Toyota 150 at Nashville Superspeedway means different things for different drivers. For 19-year-old Alli Owens, it means the opportunity to vie for the prestigious guitar ...

OWENS HOPES HER WINNING COMBINATION WILL DELIVER A GUITAR - Racing in the Toyota 150 at Nashville Superspeedway means different things for different drivers. For 19-year-old Alli Owens, it means the opportunity to vie for the prestigious guitar trophy while showcasing her talents in a city she holds special.

"I can't even begin to say how excited I am to be racing in Nashville," said Owens, driver of the No. 12 ElectrifyingCareers.com Chevrolet. My background is all country. I can't go a day without listening to a country song. This is my first visit to the area and I plan to see as much of it as possible."

Owens is not only a country girl, she is also a seasoned racer who welcomes the challenge of competing for the first time on a concrete track. Leading her charge is team owner Mario Gosselin, who as a driver won the 2003 and 2006 ARCA events at Nashville. "Mario's two wins gives me full confidence in the team and its ability to provide me with a great car," said Owens. Since I don't have to worry about finding a setup, it makes my job a bit easier. Now all I have to do is get into the car and go."

The car in which Owens is piloting is the same which carried Gosselin to victory in 2006.

"A win in Nashville would mean so much to me," said Owens. The guitar is probably the best trophy in motorsports. I can play Smoke on the Water on guitar and I can shred on Guitar Hero. If I win, I promise to learn more. I really want that trophy."

OWENS ATTENDS NTI SHOW IN KNOXVILLE - Alli Owens spent August 1-3 at the National Training Institute (NTI) Trade Show in Knoxville, TN. The show is hosted by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC), the largest apprenticeship and training program of its kind. This joint program between the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has clearly demonstrated the most cost effective way to train qualified craft workers.

The show participants are from all facets of the electrical construction industry. They attend the Trade Show to learn about new products and installation procedures. Also, a ceremony is held during the show to honor the recent graduates from the apprentice program.

"It was a wonderful show," said Owens, who drives the No. 12 ElectrifyingCareers.com Chevrolet. "It's always great to mingle with the people who make up the electrical industry. I had the chance to see some old faces and meet new ones. It was awesome to see all the graduates knowing that they are heading into the workforce with outstanding training and a promising career ahead of them."

-credit: aoPR

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Series ARCA
Drivers Mario Gosselin , Alli Owens