LOUDON, N.H. – Not that we're looking ahead with three full days of racing still ahead of us here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but the TD Bank Oxford 250 is right around the corner.

As in, a week from Sunday around the corner.

Kyle Busch is entered in two races during the weekend at Oxford Plains Speedway. He's entered in the main event on Sunday, as well as the PASS-sanctioned Super Late Model race on Saturday night. The '250' is on Busch's bucket list.

"There's a few big races around the country I'd like to get to, but it's just scheduling that doesn't allow me to," said Busch, who won the prestigious Slinger Nationals in Wisconsin last Sunday, less than 24 hours after winning the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway. "The Oxford 250 is another one.

"I'll be coming back for that here next weekend."


Busch has twice competed at Oxford. In both 2005 and 2006 he led laps, blowing an engine while leading in his second trip.

He tested at Oxford on Thursday.

"It's more fun, kind of the way I grew up racing, the local short track stuff," Busch told the Waterville Morning Sentinel. "A little beating, a little banging, you're going to have that. I've been able to do that a few times this year in Late Models around the country, and I'm looking forward to trying to do it here at Oxford Plains Speedway."

– TB