Sheldon Creed recorded the fastest lap in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ debut — and only planned — practice at Portland International Raceway with a speed of 79.975 mph.
For a practice session that began in wet conditions, the closing minutes saw Creed, Ty Gibbs, AJ Allmendinger and Connor Mosack take turns at the top of the speed charts before Creed prevailed when the clock hit zero.
Making his Xfinity debut for Joe Gibbs Racing, Mosack was the ninth fastest in practice, while Spencer Pumpelly completed the top 10.
The practice session was halted for two incidents, the first of which saw Noah Gragson crash. The No. 9 team will go to a backup car for tomorrow’s race.
— Bryan Nolen (@TheBryanNolen) June 3, 2022
The second incident involved Joe Graf Jr., as the hood of his No. 07 car fell off and became attached to the door.
Bold way to carry the hood. We’ll see if that works out for him. pic.twitter.com/sKIImzZZQO
— NASCAR Xfinity (@NASCAR_Xfinity) June 3, 2022
The Pacific Office Automation 147 will take place on Saturday, June 4, at 4:30 p.m. ET, with TV coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.
About the author
Stephen Stumpf joined Frontstretch in September 2021. He is a staff writer and the Friday news writer. Stephen also pens the weekly “4 Burning Questions” column and contributes to “Friday Faceoff” and “2-Headed Monster.” A Texas native, Stephen started following NASCAR at age 9.
Follow on Twitter @stephen_stumpf.
A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.