Turner Motorsports announced that Nationwide Series crew chief Trent Owens will have the same role on the team’s No. 50 Wal-Mart Chevy, which will make its debut in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in July. Bill Elliott will pilot the car in that race. Owens, who has four wins as a crew chief, served as a crew chief with Braun Racing for six years and remained with the organization when it was acquired by Turner two years ago.
It’s exciting to be part of Turner Motorsports’ first Cup race with Bill Elliott and support from Walmart. We’ve come a long way in just the last two years, so to take this step is really going to be a milestone for everyone who works so hard for this team every day.