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Sheldon Creed Fastest in Xfinity Practice at Portland

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.

Gibbs recorded the second fastest practice speed, while Myatt Snider, Allmendinger and Brett Moffitt rounded out the top five.

Riley Herbst was the fastest Ford in sixth, while Josh Berry, last week’s winner at Charlotte Motor Speedway, was seventh. Brandon Brown was eighth.

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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.

The second incident involved Joe Graf Jr., as the hood of his No. 07 car fell off and became attached to the door.

Xfinity Portland Practice Results

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.

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