Pacific Office Automation 147 at Portland International Raceway

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No. 81 QuickTie Toyota GR Supra News and Notes:

  • SMITH AT PORTLAND: Chandler Smith has one prior NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start at Portland International Raceway (PIR). He finished ninth in last year’s NXS race at the road course.
  • CHARLOTTE RECAP: Smith battled handling throughout the NXS race last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He finished eighth in both Stage 1 and Stage 2, but fell back at the end of the race for an 18th-place finish. Smith currently leads the NXS points standings, 
  • QUICKTIE: Quick Tie Products, Inc., (“QuickTie”) manufactures and distributes the QuickTie™ System, a proprietary, patented hold down system for high wind and seismic construction. The QuickTie™ System comprises wire rope cables with threaded rod studs swaged to each end, each with a steel bearing plate on the top end. Their cables are designed to cinch walls to their foundations from the uppermost top plates, thereby effectively resisting roof uplift and building overturning pressures. QuickTie also manufactures hangers, hold downs, plywood clips and all structural building components.
  • ON THE PITBOX: Crew Chief of the No. 81, JeffMeendering has visited Victory Lane 10 times as a NXS crew chief, most recently with Smith at Richmond in March 2024. His teams have collected 65 top-five finishes, 133 top-10 finishes, and 13 pole positions under his leadership.
  • JGR AT PORTLAND: Joe Gibbs Racing has six Xfinity Series starts at Portland International Raceway accompanied by 3 top-10s and 44 laps led.
  • FOLLOW ALONG: Follow along for updates and a behind-the-scenes look at Smith’s 2024 NXS Season.

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  • RACE INFO: The Pacific Office Automation 147 is scheduled for 4:30 PM EST on Saturday, June 1. Coverage of the race will be on FOX, PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio and available to stream on the FOX Sports app.

From the Driver’s Seat:

Chandler Smith: “I am looking forward to racing in Portland this weekend. I feel pretty confident in our road course cars after a good showing at COTA, so hopefully we can go out west this weekend and compete for the win.”

Smith’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Portland International Raceway:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1001007.09.0

Smith’s 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1226802718.68.3

Smith’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
483142235899.814.2

About Joe Gibbs Racing:

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four NASCAR Cup Series teams, four NASCAR Xfinity Series teams, an ARCA Series team, and a driver development program. JGR is based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Joe Gibbs, who also earned his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was named as one of the NFL’s top 10 coaches of all-time with a winning career that included three Super Bowl Championships as head coach of the Washington franchise. JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, capturing more than 400 wins over that span. No team has more combined wins across the sport’s three national series in the history of NASCAR. In addition, JGR has won five Cup Series championships along with four Xfinity Series driver championships and six Xfinity Series owner’s championships. The organization also has captured four Daytona 500 titles, considered to be NASCAR’s premier event each season.

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