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Charles "Slick" Owens oral history interview 2, 2009 September 3

 Digital Record
Identifier: OH-OW0576

Dates

  • 2009-09-03

Summary

In this second of two interviews, Charles "Slick" Owens continues to discuss his career as a mechanic and parts distributor in stock car racing from the 1960s into the 1990s. Mr. Owens describes the operations of the Holman-Moody racing team. His main duty was to oversee the selling of racing parts to other teams. Mr. Owens recalls the vast expanse of Holman-Moody's involvement in motorsports, as well as the relationship between team owners John Holman and Ralph Moody. Following his ten-year career with Holman-Moody, Mr. Owens held similar roles with Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough as a parts salesperson. Other topics discussed include the drivers who raced with Holman-Moody, the opening of Mr. Owens' own parts business, and the increasing costs of running a race team.

Extent

114 Minutes

Language

English

Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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