Everett “Cotton” OwensBorn: 1924-05-21 - Died: 2012-06-07
Cause of Death: Lung cancer
Everett "Cotton" Owens died of Lung Cancer on June 7th, 2012. He was 88 years of age.
Who was Everett “Cotton” Owens :
Everett "Cotton" Owens was a well-known racecar driver from Union, South Carolina. Associated with NASCAR, Owens began his racing career in the 1950s and earned 100+ featured wins with his talent behind the wheel. His most well-known win was at the Daytona Beach Road Course.
During Owens' racing career, he was awarded various milestones, such as: National Motorsports Press Association's Hall of Fame inductee (1970), NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers, International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee (2008), South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame inductee (2009), and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee (2013).