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NASCAR announces date for Xfinity Series’ exciting return to Portland International Raceway in 2023

September 14, 2022

Originally Published on PortlandGP.com


With NASCAR’s 2023 season schedule announcement earlier today, the return of the Pacific Office Automation 147 event is confirmed for June 2-3, 2023, at Portland International Raceway (PIR). The race weekend will be headlined again by the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, June 3, 2023, which put on a thrilling show for fans at PIR for the first time in early June. 

The debut of Pacific Office Automation 147 this June marked the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ first ever visit to PIR and the first trip to PIR and the Pacific Northwest by a NASCAR national racing series since 2000. 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.” 

With its national headquarters in nearby Beaverton, Ore., Pacific Office Automation provides office equipment and technology solutions and is the largest private dealership in the nation while operating with a local touch. As the NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to Portland, the local company retains name entitlement rights and will also receive significant trackside signage for the national TV broadcast, onsite branding and will have access to tickets, hospitality and VIP experiences. 

“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.”

Race fans are encouraged to discover all the natural wonders and events Portland has to offer by checking out TravelPortland.com. This NASCAR Xfinity Series weekend featuring the Pacific Office Automation 147 also happens during the renowned annual Portland Rose Festival featuring an array of community events.

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

About NASCAR:

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, Americrown Service and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

About Green Savoree Racing Promotions:

Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) is an Indianapolis-based motorsports event ownership and management company whose subsidiaries own, operate and promote race properties in Lexington, Ohio, home of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School, Portland, Ore., St. Petersburg, Fla., and Toronto, Ontario. These events provide a festival experience and showcase some of the most exciting racing series in the world including the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel development series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series, ARCA Menards Series and more. In working together since 1993, co-owners Kim Green and Kevin Savoree have won four INDYCAR championships, three Indianapolis 500 races and the 12 Hours of Sebring as team principals, and established the first INDYCAR street race in 2004. More information about the company, its subsidiaries, and these events is available on the event websites at gpstpete.comhondaindy.commidohio.com and portlandgp.com.

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