The 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne has entered the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. The race will be held on July 22, 2012.
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 JJ Yeley. 2007 saw Terry Labonte and Kevin Lepage challenge the 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. 2011 saw the return of Kyle Busch, competing in his third TD Bank 250. Kyle did not disappoint, winning the race in style.
“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 stated. “Kevin and Kyle have set a high standard the past few years and I will definitely check in with them to get some advice.”
Oxford Plains Speedway owner Bill Ryan said, “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. Trevor is a great driver and I am sure he will be in the mix all race.”
Bayne, who hails from Knoxville, Tenn., competed for eight years on the go-kart circuit earning three World Championships, with over 300 feature wins and 18 State and track Championships combined. Bayne moved to NASCAR in 2009 and has regularly competed in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series since. He became the youngest Daytona 500 winner in history with his effort in 2011. He also won at Texas Motor Speedway in the Nationwide Series in 2011. For more information on Trevor, go to www.trevorbayne.com.
The TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway will be held on July 22, 2012.
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