Julie McDaniel of Bridgton sets up her pop-up camper Wednesday at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, awaiting the Oxford 250 stock car race Sunday. Her daughter, Addie McDaniel, 21, will be racing all weekend in the Runnin’ Rebel division. She asked if her father could build her a race car to try out when she was 14 years old. “She’s still trying it out,” her proud mother said. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Race car fans, from left, Wayne Korpi, Howard Carroll of Avon, Nat Hart of Hamilton, Massachusetts, and Moe Beaudry, formerly of Auburn and now of Vassalboro, find the shade next to Beaudry’s motor home Wednesday at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford. The retirees are camping before Sunday’s Oxford 250 and said watching a good race is a priority. Carroll said he will be cheering for Ben Ashline, while Korpi is pulling for Bubba Pollard. Korpi does not have a home base because he travels around the country in a camper to watch car races. “I go wherever the hell I want to go,” he said. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

A former Falmouth School Department bus is home base Wednesday for one race fan at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Jeremie Whorff runs test laps Wednesday at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford. Whorff will attempt to qualify for Sunday’s Oxford 250. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Motor homes are lined up Wednesday as race fans continue rolling in this week for Sunday’s 48th annual Oxford 250 stock car race at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Race fans and newlyweds Tammy Frazier and her husband, James, of Oxford have been camping at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford since Friday, awaiting the Oxford 250 on Sunday. The couple were married July 4. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Meredith Robbins of Dixfield relaxes outside her motor home Wednesday at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford. The family has a long history at the racetrack. Robbins grew up at the track while watching her father, Tiger White, run laps and comes to the Oxford 250 race every year to watch her son, Scott Robbins, compete. “It gets in your blood,” said Robbins, who picked up a lucky penny off the ground and put it on the motor home counter. The penny will stay there until after Sunday’s Oxford 250, the race her son won in 2002. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Brent Freve of Turner and “Rolex the watch dog” spend time Wednesday at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford. Freve will be at the racetrack through Sunday when the 48th annual Oxford 250 stock car race will run on the oval track. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

The 14,000 grandstand seats at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, the largest spectator facility in Maine, were empty Wednesday, but they won’t be Sunday. The 48th annual Oxford 250 stock car race will run that day on the three-eighths mile asphalt oval. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

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