|Born||September 2, 1988|
South Daytona, Florida
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|1 race run over 1 year|
|Car no., team||No. 97 (Obaika Racing)|
|Best finish||79th (2016)|
|First race||2016 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 (Richmond)|
|Statistics current as of September 9, 2016.|
Alexandra "Alli" Owens (born September 2, 1988) is an American professional stock car racing driver. She competed part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 97 Chevrolet Camaro for Obaika Racing. She also competed in the ARCA Racing Series.
Owens drove the No. 12 ElectriyingCareers.com Chevy for DMG Racing owned by Mario Gosselin in a limited schedule during the 2008 season. In 12 races she had a best finish of 15th place, which she achieved on 3 separate occasions (Rockingham, Kentucky and Chicago).
In 2009, she drove the No. 19 Toyota in the ARCA Re/Max Series for D'Hondt Motorsports again with the IBEW ElectrifyingCareers program as sponsor in 10 events, and one other race for Venturini Motorsports. Owens had a career best 2nd place starting spot in the season opening Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona, but would finish 40th after an early accident. Alli would score her first top ten finish as well career best 6th-place run at Talladega in April. She would follow that race up with another top ten at Pocono in her very next start.
In 2010 Owens would race in 9 events with Venturini, who she raced with in her last race of the 2009 season. Again ElectrifyingCareers.com served as her sponsor. Owens ran 3rd at Daytona in February 2010 for more than half the race before being shuffled out of the draft. In 9 races she would score 1 top ten finish, a 9th place showing at Salem in April.
Owens would make the jump to the Camping World Truck Series for the 2011 season. However, just a few months prior to the season she would learn that her longtime sponsor ElectrifyingCareers.com would be unable to renew their sponsorship. She was able to raise enough donations through fans and local businesses to race with Ford team Ray Hackett Racing at Daytona in the NextEra Energy Resources 250, though she failed to qualify. In late August 2016, it was announced that Owens would drive the No. 97 Chevrolet Camaro for Obaika Racing at Richmond International Raceway, making her Xfinity Series debut.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
|NASCAR Xfinity Series results|
Camping World Truck Series
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results|
|2011||Ray Hackett Racing||76||Ford||DAY
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
- "Owens Debuts With Dhondt". Motor Racing Network. December 22, 2008. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- Kelly, Godwin (January 26, 2011). "Owens tweets way to ride in Trucks race". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Daytona Beach, FL. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- "Owens Debuting Early With Venturini". Motor Racing Network. October 6, 2009. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- Shivers, R.C. (February 16, 2011). "Strong female drivers make waves at Daytona Speed Weeks". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- Wilson, Steven B. (August 30, 2016). "Obaika Racing Brings Onboard, Alli Owens". Speedway Digest. Retrieved 2016-09-08.
- "Alli Owens is Ready to Make a Come Back, now as a Mother". Alli Owens official site. January 8, 2013. Archived from the original on July 20, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014.