OXFORD, Maine – NASCAR star and 2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne has entered the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway scheduled for July 22.
Since 2004, Oxford has attracted the elite of NASCAR to the TD Bank 250. The trend was started with Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch competing in the event that year.
In 2005, Kenseth was joined by Kyle Busch. The 2006 event drew Kyle Busch, Ricky Craven, Denny Hamlin and J.J. Yeley and in 2007 Terry Labonte and Kevin Lepage challenge the local late-model pilots.
In 2008, Kevin Harvick raised the bar for the NASCAR crowd, winning the event. The 2009 event saw a Wallace family invasion, with Rusty as the Grand Marshall and Kenny and Steven competing on the track.
Breakout Cup star Brad Keselowski competed in 2010 and in Kyle Busch returned to the track, competing in his third TD Bank 250 and making it to victory lane.
“I am excited to run the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. It is one of those events that every short track racer from around the country knows about and hopes to get a chance to run one day. The race is super competitive, but I feel like I have a good shot,” Bayne said. “Kevin and Kyle have set a high standard the past few years and I will definitely check in with them to get some advice.”
“We are excited to have Trevor come to Oxford to race. It is a thrill for our fans to see the best NASCAR has to offer right here on a short track in Maine,” said Oxford Plains Speedway owner Bill Ryan said. “Trevor is a great driver and I am sure he will be in the mix all race.”
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