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Owen Kelly

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Age / DOB:  (41) / 3/12/1977

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When Owen Kelly achieves his goal of being the eighth Australian to start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup this weekend at Watkins Glen, he won't be the only Aussie in the Phoenix Racing garage.
Joining Kelly in his NASCAR Premier Division debut at the Cheez-It 355 will be the team's engineer, Andrew Dickeson, born and raised in Melbourne (Victoria). 31-year-old Dickeson has been with Phoenix Racing for four years, starting in their shock absorber program and now in a role as engineer. The pair have teamed up in the past when Kelly drove a V8 Supercar for former NASCAR racer Terry Wyhoon in Australia.-BAM Media Wed, Aug 7, 2013 02:09:00 PM

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Australian ace Owen Kelly will realize a boyhood dream when he makes his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut for Phoenix Racing at the famous Watkins Glen road course in New York State on Sunday, August, 11.

Kelly fell into favoritism for the seat in the #51 entry after an impressive performance in Kyle Busch’s JGR #54 Monster Energy car in the Nationwide race at Road America last month where he qualified second and finished fourth, despite running out of fuel while challenging for the lead. The week following the Watkins Glen race, Kelly will be back behind the wheel of Busch’s #54 Nationwide car at Mid
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 08:33:00 PM

Owen Kelly tops the speed chart in the Happy Hour practice session for the Nationwide Series Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America.

The Australian road course racer ran a fast lap of 108.721 mph in the No. 54 Toyota Camry. No. 16 Billy Johnson, No. 22 AJ Allmendinger, No. 18 Michael McDowell and No. 12 Sam Hornish Jr. round out the top five of the 39 cars out on the track. The No. 24, driven by Derek White, was the slowest in the final practice session.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 04:58:00 PM

Australian Owen Kelly will make his NASCAR debut when he races for Baker Curb Racing in the Bucyrus 200 at the Road America road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin in the United States on June 17-19 next week.

The 33-year-old will drive the #27 Ford Fusion of Baker Curb Racing in the 50-lap event, with Sprint Cup star Greg Biffle having driven the car in 10 of the 13 Nationwide Series race held so far this season. Kelly has raced for Dale Earnhardt Jr’s JR Motorsports late model team in both 2008 and 2009, collecting race victories as he learned oval track racing after growing up in Australia on road course circuits.
Fri, Jun 11, 2010 11:42:00 AM