The date coincides with a mid-summer break in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule for the seventh consecutive year. In recent seasons, NASCAR drivers Matt Kenseth, Kurt and Kyle Busch, Terry Labonte, Kevin Lepage, Denny Hamlin, J.J. Yeley, and Maine native and former Oxford 250 winner Ricky Craven have competed in the event.
NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Kenny and Steven Wallace raced in the event in July, and former Daytona 500 winner Kevin Harvick was victorious in the TD Bank 250 in 2008.
Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Mass. won the event in July, pocketing $35,300 for his efforts; 71 drivers attempted to qualify for the race.