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    During the pre-race ceremony, grand marshall Bob Bahr greets driver Shawn Martin.

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    Paul True drives the pace car for the last chance qualifier for Sunday's Oxford 250.

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    Ben Ashline from Pittston leads early in a qualifying heat.

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    Dick Godhue, left, and Peter Dudlea take a break in the shade during late afternoon action. "We're saving our energy for the big race."

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    Kevin Varney writes the numbers of the cars that will be in the last chance qualifier for the Oxford 250 on Sunday.

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    Kevin Varney of Oxford checks the lineup for the last chance qualifying race.

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    Liza Macomber laughs with Brad Silliker, a crew member for Ashton Tucker.

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    In the pits, David Getchell of Strong and Tom Rose of Turner work on replacing a fender on Calvin Rose, Jr.'s car.

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    Kevin Nobley, crew chief for Cole Butcher, stocks water and Gatorade in a cooler.

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    Left to right, Darrin Butcher, Olivia Meehan and Cole Butcher, all of Nova Scotia, watch the races from atop their trailer.

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    Scott Gyuette and Sam Grandfield from Vermont fix a tire on Evan Hallstrom's car after a crash in a qualifying heat.

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    Jamie Lorfano from North Carolina puts duct tape on a fender in the pits.

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    Leah Douglass talks with a driver before heading out onto the track.

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    Crew member Mike Lynch talks to driver Ben Lynch before an Oxford 250 qualifying heat.

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    Mike Pearson and Mike Dube look at the starter board in the pits to figure out who has qualified and who will be in the consolations heats.

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    Josh Childs raises his fist while introduced prior to the Oxford 250 on Sunday at Oxford Plains Speedway.

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    Pit crews bring their equipment onto the infield to prepare for the 46th annual Oxford 250.

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    Jamie Lorfano from North Carolina applies duct tape to a fender in the pits.

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    As tradition dictates, fans wave to the cars as they pass by during the pace laps.

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    With his flags ready, starter Steve Craig waits on his perch during introductions for the 46th annual Oxford 250.

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    Oxford Hills graduate and newly minted marine Jazzy Newcomb hold the flag during the national anthem prior to the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday.

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    Ashton Tucker waits for the race to start Sunday at Oxford Plains Speedway.

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    Trevor Sanborn waves to the fans as he is introduced Sunday prior to the Oxford 250.

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    PASS North points leader DJ Shaw held the lead at 100 laps. Jake Johnson is in second and former 250 winner Scott Robbins in third.

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    With 100 laps to go, Alan Tardiff opened up a three-plus-second lead over Jake Johnson after Tardiff got to the front at lap 131.

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    Soon after a restart, Nick Sweet held the lead after 50 laps, just ahead of two-time winner Eddie MacDonald.

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    Cassius Clark has pulled away with 50 laps remaining, but Travis Benjamin was trying to reel him back in.

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    Travis Benjamin of Morrill closes in on the finish line for his third Oxford 250 win Sunday at Oxford Plains Speedway.

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