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Anthony Alfredo Wins 1st Xfinity Pole at Portland After Final Round of Qualifying Rained Out

With heavy rain pouring on the track, NASCAR cancelled the final round of qualifying for the Xfinity Series’ debut race at Portland International Raceway. That left Anthony Alfredo – who had the fastest overall lap in the first round with a speed of 93.229 mph – as the polesitter, his first in the Xfinity Series.

Austin Hill, who qualified in Group A along with Alfredo, posted the second-fastest time of the session and will start on the outside of the front row for tomorrow’s (June 4) race.

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Defending series champion Daniel Hemric will start third, Sam Mayer will start fourth and Jade Buford fifth in his return to Big Machine Racing.

Ty Gibbs, the fastest qualifier in Group B, will start sixth with Sheldon Creed seventh after being the fastest in practice earlier in the afternoon.

Connor Mosack, Justin Allgaier and points leader AJ Allmendinger rounded out the top 10 in qualifying.

The first round of qualifying had a handful of harmful spins, but the biggest incident came when Mosack made contact with Jesse Iwuji, sending Iwuji around. While trying to avoid Iwuji’s stopped car, Mason Filippi went on a wild spin through the grass.

With 38 entries, every driver qualified for tomorrow’s race.

Xfinity Qualifying Results at Portland

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 is the NASCAR Content Director for Frontstretch, and his weekly columns include “Stat Sheet” and “4 Burning Questions.” Stephen also writes commentary, contributes weekly to the “Bringing the Heat” podcast and is frequently at the track for on-site coverage. A native of Texas, Stephen began following NASCAR at age 9 after attending his first race at Texas Motor Speedway.

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