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Chris Fontaine

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Born: 1 December 1981

A race car driver.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chris Fontaine page on 17 September 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Christopher "Chris" Fontaine is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 47 Toyota Tundra for Glenden Enterprises.

Chris Fontaine began racing at the age of 16, driving Minicup racecars. In his first years of driving, he racked up two wins, and finished in the top five in thirteen of his fourteen races. He also won many other Late Model races in the FASCAR and SARA Series.

In 2001, Fontaine ran the NASCAR All Pro Series. In 2002, Fontaine attempted to make his debut in the NASCAR Busch Series, using a car purchased from NEMCO Motorsports; he failed to qualify for races at Memphis Motorsports Park, Dover International Speedway, and Nashville Superspeedway.

Returning to FASCAR and All-American Challenge Series competition for the next two seasons, Fontaine posted a career best points finish of fifth after the 2004 AACS season.

In 2005 Fontaine made his first ever start in NASCAR competition at the national series level. Driving in the Craftsman Truck Series for Bobby Hamilton Racing, he finished seventeenth at Mansfield Motorsports Park. He also drove in two more races that year, at the Milwaukee Mile, and the Kansas Speedway. At Kansas, Fontaine was involved in a spectacular wreck with Kelly Sutton, after making contact with Sutton's truck, flipping her over.

In 2007, he finished 5th in the American Speed Association Late Model Southern Division points. he also finished 3rd in Rookie Points in 2007. Fontaine made two more starts in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2007. He drove for Xpress Motorsports, getting his best finish of 17th at Mansfield Motorsports Park. For the 2009 season, Fontaine teamed up with Glenden Enterprises to race a handful of races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in his own trucks. At Gateway International Raceway, he earned his career best finish of 13th. For 2010, Fontaine ran 7 races with Glenden, having an impressive run at Talladega, leading 15 laps before finishing 19th. In 2011, Fontaine returned to Daytona International Speedway in the Trucks and qualified 6th but was caught up in a large wreck near the end.

For 2012, Fontaine returned to the Camping World Truck Series, running the majority of the season; he scored his first top-ten in the series in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, finishing seventh.

For hobbies, Fontaine likes skiing, flying, wakeboarding, and ice hockey. He is a graduate of George W. Jenkins High School. His younger cousin Justin used to compete full-time in the Truck Series.


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DateArticleAuthor/Source
9 February 2016Chris Fontaine Set For Double Duty At Daytona International SpeedwayChris Knight, B.J. McLeod Motorsports
19 February 2016Chris Fontaine NASCAR XFINITY Series PowerShares® QQQ 300 PreviewChris Knight, B.J. McLeod Motorsports


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