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Bayne Enters TD Bank 250

Posted By Tj Ingerson On July 2, 2012

Categories: Regional

BFR Chassis, the asphalt chassis specialist, Whately, Massachusetts, www.bfrchassis.com2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne will attempt to become the third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver in the last six years to win the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images for NASCAR)PHOTO: 2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne will attempt to become the third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver in the last six years to win the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images for NASCAR)

OXFORD, Maine --
Trevor Bayne will attempt to do what fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have accomplished.

Win the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Officials from the Oxford, Maine oval announced Monday that the 2011 Daytona 500 champion has entered the TD Bank 250 on Sunday, July 22. Bayne will race a car from the Kendall Roberts’ racing stable, which field’s car at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl for Graniteville, Vt.’s John Donahue. Roberts fielded a car for Steve Wallace in 2009 and Brad Keselowski in 2010.

“I am excited to run the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway,” the Knoxville, Tenn., racer said in a press release. “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. Kevin (Harvick) and Kyle (Busch) have set a high standard the past few years and I will definitely check in with them to get some advice.”

Harvick, of Bakersfield, Calif., scored a rain-delayed ‘250’ win in 2008. Busch, of Las Vegas, Nev., swept the ‘250’ weekend one year ago, winning the Pro All Stars Series North race as well as the TD Bank 250.

“We are excited to have Trevor come to Oxford to race,” track owner Bill Ryan said in a release. “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.”

In the five year history of the Late Model era at the 250, the historic race has seen four different winners. Lancaster, N.H.’s Roger Brown scored an upset 250 win in 2007, and Eddie MacDonald went back-to-back in 2009 and 2010. Cup Stars Harvick and Busch won in 2008 and 2011, respectively.

Bayne raced the K&N Pro Series East in 2008 for Dale Earnhardt, Inc., which saw him score a win at Thompson Int’l Speedway. Bayne finished fourth in the series standings that year.

Bayne scored an upset Daytona 500 win in only his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start for the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team. He has since raced a part time schedule for both the Wood Brothers in the Sprint Cup Series, as well as Roush Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

The 39th TD Bank 250 is scheduled for Sunday, July 22. Heat race qualifying is set to begin at 2:00pm.