Cotton-Owens-Obituary

Cotton Owens

Obituary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - NASCAR Hall of Famer Cotton Owens died Thursday morning. He was 88.

Kimberly Meesters of the NASCAR Hall of Fame confirmed Owens passing through his family. Meesters only said Owens died peacefully. She says there would be additional details this afternoon.

Owens, who lived in Spartanburg, was a NASCAR pioneer who was part of the Hall's class of 2013, announced two weeks ago in Charlotte. He'll be inducted along with Rusty Wallace, Leonard Wood and the late Buck Baker and Herb Thomas.

Owens won nine times on NACAR's top circuit. He was perhaps better known as an owner, fielding cars for Hall of Fame drivers like Junior Johnson and David Pearson. In all, Owens had 41 wins and 38 poles in 487 races as an owner.


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R.I.P. Cotton your a great driver .

Just a fan Of Cotton.I really appreciate all that Cotton has done for racing.Thank you sir,may you RIP!David Daniels

To Dot, Debbie and family members. What a great man, race car driver, owner, builder, but most importantly a wonderful Dad and husband. We will always remember Cotton and his many contributions to the sport we love so dearly. May you have comfort and peace and be blessed by the great memories you have of your loved one. With sympathy,

A great man,in Racing,who willbe missed,a man with racing in his heart,

You will allways be remembered. RIP COTTON

With deepest sympathy to the Owens family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help the is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

COTTON, THANKS FOR HELPING MAKE OUR SPORT WHAT IT IS TODAY, A FAN RIP