Chris Fontaine

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Chris Fontaine
Born (1981-12-01) December 1, 1981 (age 37)
Lakeland, Florida
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
2016 position127th
Best finish127th (2016)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
59 races run over 13 years
Truck no., teamNo. 47 (Glenden Enterprises)
2019 position86th
Best finish25th (2012)
First race2005 UAW-GM Ohio 250 (Mansfield)
Last race2019 NextEra Energy 250 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0
Statistics current as of November 18, 2019.

Christopher "Chris" Fontaine (born December 1, 1981)[1] 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.

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 and 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, after making contact with Sutton's truck, flipping her 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] His younger cousin Justin used to compete full-time in the Truck Series.[5]

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. [6]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 NXSC Pts
2002 E. E. Sawyer 41 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
KAN CLT MEM
DNQ
ATL CAR PHO HOM NA -
2016 B. J. McLeod Motorsports 99 Ford DAY
DNQ
ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 127th 01

Gander Outdoors Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NGOTC Pts
2005 Bobby Hamilton Racing 4 Dodge DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY MFD
17
CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW
25
KAN
29
KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA LVS MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 60th 276
2007 Xpress Motorsports 16 Ford DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD
17
DOV TEX MCH MLW 71st 215
Chevy MEM
20
KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
2009 Glenden Enterprises 84 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR
20
DOV
14
TEX MCH
15
MLW MEM
27
KEN IRP
21
NSH BRI
23
CHI IOW GTW
13
NHA MAR
17
TAL TEX PHO HOM 33rd 1045
GunBroker Racing 21 Dodge KAN
32
22 CLT
36
Tagsby Racing 65 Chevy LVS
33
2010 Glenden Enterprises 84 Chevy DAY ATL
17
MAR NSH
28
KAN DOV
17
CLT MCH
17
IOW POC
21
NSH DAR BRI CHI
13
KEN NHA 40th 714
Tagsby Racing 73 Chevy TEX
29
GTY
DNQ
IRP
65 LVS
DNQ
MAR
Glenden Enterprises 84 Toyota TAL
19
TEX PHO HOM
2011 DAY
19
PHO TAL
25
MAR TEX HOM 35th 124
Chevy DAR
DNQ
MAR NSH CLT
18
KAN TEX KEN
33
IOW NSH IRP POC
27
MCH BRI ATL
27
CHI NHA KEN LVS
Vision Aviation Racing 51 Chevy DOV
18
2012 Glenden Enterprises 84 Toyota DAY
7
TAL
29
25th 271
Chevy MAR
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
KAN
20
CLT
32
DOV
23
TEX KEN
20
IOW
25
CHI
27
POC
18
MCH
29
BRI ATL
26
IOW KEN
34
LVS
29
MAR
36
PHO
34
HOM
83 TEX
DNQ
2013 84 Toyota DAY
34
MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP IOW CHI LVS 49th 40
83 TAL
15
MAR TEX PHO HOM
2014 84 DAY
19
MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL
7
MAR TEX PHO HOM 47th 61
2015 DAY
25
ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN 47th 64
B. J. McLeod Motorsports 45 Chevy ELD
16
POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS
Glenden Enterprises Toyota TAL
8
MAR TEX PHO HOM
2016 78 DAY
22
ATL MAR
DNQ
KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW KEN ELD
DNQ
POC BRI MCH MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL
23
MAR TEX PHO HOM 55th 21
2017 47 DAY
DNQ
ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL
26
MAR TEX PHO HOM 71st 11
2018 Chevy DAY
29
ATL LVS MAR DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW GTW CHI KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP LVS TAL
24
MAR TEX PHO HOM 69th 21
2019 Toyota DAY
27
ATL LVS MAR TEX DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW GTW CHI KEN POC ELD MCH BRI MSP LVS TAL MAR PHO HOM 86th 10

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

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. ^ "Justin Fontaine returns to AM Racing for limited 2017 Truck Series season". Catchfence. December 21, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  6. ^ Geary, Jason (February 11, 2006). "Fontaine Strikes Sex Case Bargain". The Ledger. Lakeland, Florida. Retrieved 2012-02-25.

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