New Crew Chief has Owens Excited for Texas: CONCORD, N.C. (April 13, 2010) - Alli Owens scored her best finish (ninth-place) of the 2010 season in last week's Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 at Salem Speedway. The Daytona Beach, Fla., native...
New Crew Chief has Owens Excited for Texas:
CONCORD, N.C. (April 13, 2010) - Alli Owens scored her best finish (ninth-place) of the 2010 season in last week's Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 at Salem Speedway. The Daytona Beach, Fla., native is looking to carry that momentum into the Lone Star State and make history in ARCA's first outing at Texas Motor Speedway.
Owens' success last week came at Jeff McClure's first race as crew chief of her No. 15 team. Owens is confident he will have her ElectrifyingCareers.com Chevy up front as he calls the shots for the remainder of the season.
Owens is currently 12th in the point standings, only 65 points out of the top-five. Owens' last race at a mile-and-a-half track was at Kansas Speedway last season. She finished 12th.
Owens Comments on Rattlesnake 150:
"Salem (Speedway) was really awesome. I had never been there before last weekend. Everyone told me how tough it was going to be, but I felt comfortable there from the start. It reminded me a lot of the short tracks I used to race in Florida. I got right up to speed. We were really fast during the race and got a top-10. It was really awesome and gave us some good momentum going into Texas.
"Salem was a great experience for the ElectrifyingCareers.com team. We had to go from the back to the front a few times during the race. We never gave up, though. I think we proved to each other that we're committed to winning and won't stop until we get to victory lane. It definitely has us excited to go racing at Texas.
"Last week was our team's first race with Jeff McClure as crew chief. He's got a lot of fire to him and he knows what we need to do to make our cars faster. Each time I brought the car to him at Salem, he made it better than it was before. We really understand each other. He knows my lingo and what I'm talking about and the feel I want for the car. He keeps our crew pumped up and working hard all week. We scored a top-10 our first race together and I can't wait to improve on that this week at Texas.
"Racing at Texas is going to be awesome. I struggled a little bit there at our test session, but I found my confidence at Salem. I'm really looking forward to carrying that over at one of the fastest tracks on the circuit. We're definitely prepared and ready to go. My teammate Steve Arpin won last weekend, so hopefully I can bring Venturini Motorsports another win at Texas."
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