Wallace Family To Join Racing Event at Local Track in Maine

Amanda BradeenCorrespondent IMarch 17, 2009

When I mention Maine, you probably think of the coast and that's about it. Surprisingly, we have a few tracks that have been rather popular with NASCAR. One happens to be Oxford Plains Speedway.

Oxford Plains speedway was once owned by Bob Bear. Bob's name may sound familiar because he once owned New Hampshire International Speedway.

Oxford became very popular among NASCAR fans when they started the True Value 250. This is when NASCAR drivers and legends, came up to Maine to run local drivers cars for this 250 lap race.

Legends like Dale Earnhardt, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Allison, Jeff Gordon, Bobby and Terry Labonte and Darrell Waltrip along with many others have left their mark at Oxford.

New age drivers have also joined forces at this local track race. Drivers such as Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, J.J Yeley and Kurt Busch, have all raced in the past in this 250 lap race.

The race is now called the TD Banknorth 250, and has become a family affair. For the 2009 race, Rusty, Kenny, and Steven Wallace will be in Maine for this race. Kenny and Steven will be racing while Rusty will be the Grand Marshall. The race will be taking place on Sunday July 19, 2009

This is such an exciting event that all NASCAR fans in Maine look forward to every year.