Oxford, ME — Kyle Busch made quite an impression in his first two TD Bank 250 attempts.
In 2005, he led the race twice for a total of 61 laps. In 2006, Busch looked poised to win the event when his motor expired while leading the event.
Kyle is coming back and will be looking for a victory in 2011.
Today, Oxford Plains Speedway and Kyle Busch Motorsports announced that Kyle has entered the TD Bank 250 on July 24 and the Brackett Mechanical/RB Performance PASS 150 on July 23. New England racing fans will have two chances to see Busch compete against the region’s best competitors.
“It’s no secret that I love to race, so I’ll be spending my weekend off from the Sprint Cup Series in July running the late model races at Oxford Plains Speedway,” said Busch. “The track is a lot of fun to drive. It’s very flat, the corners are very round and the straightaway’s aren’t very long. Bill Ryan and his staff treated me excellent during my first two trips to Oxford and the fans there are great. I had one of the fastest cars and led a bunch of laps both years I ran the TD Bank 250 for Steve Perry and SP2 Motorsports, but we weren’t able to seal the deal. This year we decided to bring our own KBM Toyota Camry’s. Hopefully, the third time will be the charm.”
“Kyle is a great racer no matter what kind of car he is in,” Oxford Plains Speedway Owner Bill Ryan said. “Our fans loved seeing Kyle race in the TD Bank 250 in 2005 and 2006 and now will have another chance to see him try and win in 2011. Making things even more exciting this year is the fact that Kyle is racing in the PASS race on Saturday night. He will be a threat to win in both events,” Ryan added.
Since 2004, TD Bank 250 fans have been treated to seeing NASCAR’s elite compete against the region’s best short track pilots. In addition to Kyle Busch, fans have seen Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, JJ Yeley, Ricky Craven, Kevin Lepage, Terry Labonte, Kevin Harvick, Kenny Wallace, Steve Wallace and Brad Keselowski try to win the TD Bank 250. Only Harvick has been able to take the checkers, doing so in 2007.
In 2011, the TD Bank 250 weekend will consist of three nights of exciting racing. On Friday, July 22, the Oxford Acceleration Series and PASS Modifieds will take center stage. Saturday brings the Brackett Mechanical/RB Performance PASS 150 accompanied by Oxford’s Strictly Stock and Mini Stock divisions. Saturday will also be the first day the TD Bank 250 Late Models hit the track for practice. Sunday, the TD Bank 250 green flag flies at 2 pm.
TD Bank 250 tickets are priced at $50, $40 and $30. A seating chart is available on online at www.oxfordplains.com. Tickets for the Brackett Mechanical/RB Performance PASS 150 are $25. Special discount ticket packages are available for the weekend. For more information about specific seat availability or to purchase tickets, please stop by the Speedway office on Route 26 or call (207) 539-8865 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Oxford Plains Speedway is a 3/8-mile asphalt oval located on Route 26 in Oxford, Maine. With main grandstand seating for 13,000, it is the largest spectator sports facility in the State of Maine. More than 350 men, women and children compete weekly at OPS throughout the summer in a variety of racing endeavors on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights and selected Sunday afternoons. For a full schedule of 2011 events, log on to www.oxfordplains.com.
Sources: Oxford Plains Speedway PR