Chris Fontaine

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Chris Fontaine
Born (1981-12-01) December 1, 1981 (age 33)
Lakeland, Florida, U.S.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
50 races run over 9 years
Truck no., team No. 84 (Glenden Enterprises Team)
2014 position 47th
Best finish 25th (2012)
First race 2005 UAW-GM Ohio 250 (Mansfield)
Last race 2015 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of February 20, 2015.

Chris Fontaine (born December 1, 1981 in Lakeland, Florida)[1] is an American race car driver. He currently drives the #84 Glenden Enterprises Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Beginnings[edit]

Chris Fontaine began racing at the age of 16, driving Minicup racecars.[2] 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.[2] In 2002, Fontaine attempted to make his debut in the NASCAR Busch Series, using a car purchased from NEMCO Motorsports;[2] he failed to qualify for races at Memphis Motorsports Park, Dover International Speedway, and Nashville Superspeedway.[2]

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.[2]

ASA & NASCAR[edit]

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.[2] 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, Sutton's truck flipping over.[3]

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.[4]

Personal life[edit]

For hobbies, Fontaine likes skiing, flying, wakeboarding, and ice hockey. He is a graduate of George W. Jenkins High School.[2]

Legal issues[edit]

In 2005, Fontaine was accused of rape following an evening out at a nightclub. Although he maintained innocence, he negotiated a plea deal in which adjuciation was withheld, and he was ordered to attend anger management classes, as well as undergoing psychological evaluation and sensitivity training.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Fontaine Career Statistics
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Barker, John (June 9, 2005). "Fontaine To Run In Truck Race". The Ledger (Lakeland, FL). p. C6. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  3. ^ Newell, Jesse (July 5, 2006). "Cook ends extended drought in Craftsman Truck Series". Lawrence Journal-World (Lawrence, KS). p. 2B. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  4. ^ Mendez, Carlos (February 29, 2012). "Daytona 500's blazing start gives NASCAR hopes for red-hot season". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fort Worth, TX. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  5. ^ Geary, Jason (February 11, 2006). "Fontaine Strikes Sex Case Bargain". The Ledger. Lakeland, Florida. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 

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