Trent Owens is a former NASCAR driver. He competed in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2001 and 2002. He still races on small tracks in North Carolina.Other links relevant in this story:
Trent Owens was born in Davidson, NC and is a former NASCAR driver. He competed in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2001 and 2002.
Owens made his CTS debut in 2001, running the #49 Dickies Ford at Pikes Peak. He started 32nd, but managed a good day, finishing 19th. He then topped that run with an 18th at Texas before finishing 34th at Kansas. He then switched rides, competing in three events for Ware Racing Enterprises. His best run was a 19th, coming in the season finale at California.
Owens then got a limited schedule in 2002, racing the #15 Billy Ballew Motorsports Ford in six races. He was solid in that truck, scoring top-20s in all but one of his starts. His best finish of the year was a 14th at Pikes Peak (where he had his best career start of 12th), but he also had a pair of 15ths at Darlington and Dover. Despite the good results, Owens was released after Texas due to funding issues.
Owens has not surfaced on the major NASCAR scene since, although he does still race in small tracks in North Carolina.
Now living in Mooresville, in 2006 he worked on the Braun Racing pit crew supporting Jason Leffler.