Kyle Busch will make his third start in the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in July, OPS and Kyle Busch Motorsports announced Wednesday.

Busch will take advantage of a weekend off from the Sprint Cup series to compete in the 250 on July 24, along with the Brackett Mechanical/RB Performance PASS 150 on July 23.

In 2005, Busch led the 250 twice for a total of 61 laps. The next year, he was leading when his car’s engine expired.

Busch’s appearance continues the tradition of some of NASCAR’s top drivers racing at Oxford. Maine race fans also have seen such drivers as Kyle Busch’s older brother Kurt, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Terry Labonte, Kevin Harvick and Kenny Wallace race. Only Harvick has won the TD Bank 250, doing so in 2007.

“It’s no secret that I love to race,” said Busch, “so I’ll be spending my weekend off from the Sprint Cup series in July running the late model races at Oxford Plains Speedway.

“The track is a lot of fun to drive. It’s very flat. The corners are very round and the straightaways aren’t very long.

“Owner Bill Ryan and his staff treated me excellent during my first two trips to Oxford and the fans are great.”


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