July 2, 2012

Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne enters Maine race

From staff reports

PORTLAND — Trevor Bayne, the 2011 winner of the Daytona 500, has entered the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway on July 22, which is the premier auto race in Maine.

Bayne is the latest driver from Sprint Cup to compete in the race, also known as the Oxford 250, joining Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and JJ Yeley. Harvick won the event in 2008 and Kyle Busch won it last year.

“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. 

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Trevor Bayne celebrates in victory lane after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. Bayne has agreed to race in the TD Bank 250, Maine's premiere auto race. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

“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," 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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