Chandler Smith – No. 81 QuickTie Toyota GR Supra Preview – Pacific Office Automation 147 at Portland International Raceway

LAT Images #81: Chandler Smith, Joe Gibbs Racing, QuickTie Toyota Supra

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, Jeff Meendering 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:

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Smith’s 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

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Smith’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

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