Maine Sports Hall of Fame: Bob Bahre

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Maine Sports Hall of Fame: Bob Bahre

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat May 20, 2017 6:48 am

12 people to be inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame this weekend

... In 1990, he brought a Busch Series — now the Xfinity Series — race to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, which he built.

The race attracted nearly 90,000 fans, and three years later, the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series — then the Winston Cup — descended upon Loudon.

Two NASCAR races have been held at the track for several years before NASCAR changed it to one for the 2018 season.

In the 1960’s, Bahre bought Oxford Plains Speedway, which has turned into one of the marquee racing venues in the Northeast. The Oxford 250, held every July, has attracted some of the best stars in motorsports — such as NASCAR champion Kyle Busch — to Oxford. ... s-weekend/
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