Everett "Cotton" Owens oral history interview, 2007 November 19
Everett "Cotton" Owens recalls his thirty-year career as a stock car racing driver, team owner, and mechanic. Mr. Owens got his start in racing during the 1940s by working on cars with friends and family members. He began driving with more regularity in the 1950s. He found success in NASCAR's Modified Series racing with team owner Joe Rump, and later in the Grand National division. Mr. Owens also describes his years as a team owner and his relationship with driver David Pearson. Other topics include the accident that left Mr. Owens with double vision, his memories of racing on the Daytona Beach course and in the first Southern 500 at Darlington, and the other drivers Mr. Owens mentored and advised during his career.