Kyle Busch Enters Oxford 250

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kyle Busch is heading back to Oxford Plains Speedway.

The track and Kyle Busch Motorsports announced today that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver will compete in this year's TD Bank Oxford 250 on Sunday, July 24. It will be Busch's third appearance in the northeast's marquee Late Model race after having competed in both the 2005 and 2006 editions.

"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," Busch said in a track release.

"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."

Busch will also compete in the PASS-sanctioned Brackett Mechanical/RB Performance 150 on Saturday night, July 23.

He will compete in both events in KBM-owned Toyota Camrys.

"Kyle is a great racer no matter what kind of car he is in," said Bill Ryan, owner of Oxford Plains Speedway. "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."

Busch finished sixth in his Oxford Plains debut in 2005 after leading 61 laps, then returned in 2006 to lead the event again but retire with a blown engine. He finished 22nd.

– TB