Owens Excited to Return to Site of Career-Best Finish: CORNELIUS, N.C. (April 20, 2010) - Alli Owens is returning to the site of her career-best ARCA Series finish, Talladega Superspeedway. Although many drivers fear the lightning-fast speeds ...
Owens Excited to Return to Site of Career-Best Finish:
CORNELIUS, N.C. (April 20, 2010) - Alli Owens is returning to the site of her career-best ARCA Series finish, Talladega Superspeedway. Although many drivers fear the lightning-fast speeds associated with the 2.66-mile race track, Owens couldn't be more excited about racing at the high-banked trioval.
Owens has a rich history with restrictor plate racing. At Daytona International Speedway, Owens scored the outside pole for last season's ARCA race, and ran inside the top-five for the majority of this year's Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200. Owens left Talladega last season with a sixth-place finish and is confident her No. 15 team can improve on that in this year's ARCA Racing Series 250.
Owens Comments on ARCA Racing Series 250:
"Talladega is a special place for Venturini Motorsports, just like Daytona. We're really good at the superspeedways. After running third at Daytona for most of the race, going to the Talladega test and knowing that we have fast cars, I'm really excited about racing there. I think my whole team is.
"I'll have four other teammates, which is really cool. We practiced some bump drafting at the test earlier this year. That was the first time that I really had someone teach me and work with me on how it's done. I'm looking forward to going back and utilizing what I've learned and applying it to the race.
"It's a confident feeling knowing that our superspeedway program is so strong. At testing, we had five Venturini cars within a hundredth or so of each other. It shows the quality and preparation that goes into these cars to make them go as fast as they do. The coolest part is knowing that all of our cars have a shot to win the race. We might not have Cup support, but our equipment is as good as anyone's out there.
"As far as strategy goes for the race, I'm looking forward to working with my teammates. Hopefully we'll be strong enough to hang around the front throughout the race. You know, everybody says to stick on the yellow line all race long, but Frank Kimmell and I worked the outside groove and worked our way from the back to the front. I might experiment with that again. I know this year instead of finishing sixth, I'm looking for the win, so I'll take whichever line gets me there the fastest."
-source: venturini motorsports