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Owens to Drive for Venturini Motorsports in 2010

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Alli Owens

Owens to Drive for Venturini Motorsports in 2010

Emily Teeter
Venturini Motorsports
September 21, 2009

HUNTERSVILLE NC (9-21-09) - Alli Owens and ElectrifyingCareers.com announce they will team with Venturini Motorsports in 2010. The team will compete in select ARCA RE/MAX Series events and potential NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. The team is in continued talks with potential partners to expand her 2010 schedule. Owens will pilot the famed Venturini Motorsports Chevrolets.

"Venturini Motorsports' reputation speaks for itself," said Owens.

"They've been in the ARCA RE/MAX Series for more than 25 years. They're winning races and almost always finish in the top-five in points. It's truly an honor to join their organization. I know their talent and resources will be an asset to me. I'm looking forward to working with them next season and know that we'll achieve a lot together."

The 2010 season will mark Owens' and ElectrifyingCareers.com's third year in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. In 2008, Owens teamed with DGM Racing for 12 events and drove to four top-20 finishes. Owens has competed in nine events this year with D'Hondt Motorsports. To date, Owens has tallied two top-10 finishes, seven top-20 finishes and sat on the outside pole at the Daytona International Speedway in the 2009 series.

"I watched her really mature this year," said Billy Venturini, crew chief and general manager of Venturini Motorsports. "I've had my eye on her since she entered the ARCA Series. In 2008, she showed flashes of what she is capable of. This season she was steady all year. She ran in the top-10 and practiced well. I think she has what it takes to go far in our sport. We're going to offer her all the tools she needs next year to have a breakout year."

Venturini Motorsports is no stranger to female initiatives. Bill Venturini Sr. pioneered the first all-female pit crew in motorsports. The women were one of the first race day-only crews that specialized in performing pit stops. Billy Venturini is hopeful Owens will continue the team's ground-breaking legacy in 2010.

"I'm really optimistic about her coming to be part of our organization next year," said Venturini. "She performed at a very respectable level this season. We're hoping that our team's experience will bring her to that next level and hopefully get her to be the first lady to win in the ARCA Series."

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