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The Xfinity series put on a thrilling first show in the rain for Northwest fans in June, 2022.

PMG PHOTO: JEFF ZURSCHMEIDE - AJ Allmendinger won the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Portland International Raceway.NASCAR has announced the return of the Pacific Office Automation 147 on Friday/Saturday June 2-3, 2023, at Portland International Raceway. The race weekend will be headlined again by the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, June 3, 2023.

The Xfinity series put on a thrilling first show in the rain for Northwest fans in June, 2022. The race was won by A.J. Allmendinger in dramatic fashion. Allmendinger fell to the very back of the field at the start, then moved up from 38th place to take the lead on lap 72 on the way to the checkered flag.

"Our first NASCAR Xfinity Series race weekend was a tremendous success. What a great spectator turnout, even in the wet conditions, demonstrating the passion that Pacific Northwest race fans have for NASCAR!" said Jerry Jensen, vice president and general manager of Green Savoree Portland, LLC, which owns and operates the event at PIR. "A special thanks to the City of Portland leadership and the team at PIR, Travel Portland, Sport Oregon and especially to Pacific Office Automation and all of our partners for their continued support to help us bring this major event back on the same weekend next year."

PMG PHOTO: JEFF ZURSCHMEIDE - Racing veteran AJ Allmendinger recovered from some early mistakes to win the 2022 NASCAR Pacific Office Automation 147 race at Portland International Raceway.The headline sponsor, Pacific Office Automation, is based in Beaverton. As the NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to Portland, the local company retains its naming rights and will also receive significant trackside signage for the national TV broadcast and onsite branding.

"It was fantastic to be a part of the inaugural event, bringing both race fans across the Pacific Northwest and the local community together for the Pacific Office Automation 147," said Pacific Office Automation President and CEO Doug Pitassi. "The countdown is now on for June again with the 2023 date announced for NASCAR's return. We're proud and excited to be a part of this new tradition on the annual Portland events calendar."

Tickets for the 2023 Pacific Office Automation are not yet available for purchase. Ongoing event updates will be posted at NASCARPortland.com and covered here at the Portland Tribune. Stay up to speed on NASCAR's visit to Portland all year long by following #NASCARPortland on social media.


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