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CHRIS FONTAINE AND THE CFI/GLENDEN ENTERPRISES TEAM HAD THEIR BEST NCWTS SEASON TO DATE IN 2012

FIRST CAREER TOP 10 FINISH AT DAYTONA
 
4 TOP 20 FINISHES

15 RACE STARTS

25TH IN DRIVER POINTS

26TH IN OWNER POINTS








MARIO GOSSLIN TO DRIVE THE #84 CFI CHEVROLET SILVERADO AT HOMESTEAD

WITH SPONSORS CARPORT EMPIRE AND PRO-BUILT STEEL BUILDINGS ON BOARD

#84 CFI  Chevrolet Silverado Fast Facts

Driver: Mario Gosslin
Homestead-Miami Speedway


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Ford EcoBoost 200-134 laps 
201 miles on a 1.5-Mile Oval

Qualifying: 4:30 PM/ET Friday, November 16th
Pre-Race: 7:30 PM/ET Friday, November 16th

Race Start: 8:00 PM/ET Friday, November 16th      
Broadcast Live on SPEED


FONTAINE TO MAKE FIRST CAREER PHEONIX START ON FRIDAY

#84 Glenden Enterprises Chevrolet Silverado Fast Facts

Driver: Chris Fontaine
Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Lucas Oil 150-150 laps 
150 miles on a 1-Mile Tri-Oval

Pre-Race: 7:30 PM/ET Friday, November 9th

Race Start: 8:00 PM/ET Friday, November 9th      
Broadcast Live on SPEED

Crew Chief: Kevin Ingram 

Team Owner: Chris Fontaine                             
Media Contact: Mark Albright

News and Notes:


The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 46th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday, November 9th.


This is his first race at Phoenix International Raceway.


 The last NCWTS race Fontaine ran in was two weeks ago at Martinsville Speedway. He started 34th there and finished 36th with a clutch problem.


 Out of 14 NCWTS starts so far this year, Fontaine has 4 top 20 finishes, and he got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of 7th in February at Daytona.


FONTAINE TO DRIVE THE #83 GLENDEN ENTERPRISES CHEVY SILVERADO AT TEXAS; RUSS DUGGER TO DRIVE THE #84 Vacuworx/JPO Absorbents Chevrolet

#83 Glenden Enterprises  Chevrolet Silverado Fast Facts
Driver: Chris Fontaine
Texas Motor Speedway
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
WinStar World Casino 350K-147 laps 
220.5 miles on a 1.5-Mile Quad-Oval
Qualifying: 3:00 PM/ET Friday, November 2nd
Pre-Race: 7:30 PM/ET Friday, November 2nd
Race Start: 8:00 PM/ET      
Broadcast Live on SPEED

Crew Chief: Kevin Boykin 
Team Owner: Chris Fontaine                             
Media Contact: Mark Albright markalbright@chrisfontaine.com
News and Notes:  
The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 46th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, November 2nd.
Fontaine will be driving the #83 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado with Kevin Boykin as his crewchief.  The #84 Vacuworx/JPO Absorbents Chevrolet will be driven by Russ Dugger with Kevin Ingram as his crewchief.
This is his second race at Texas Motor Speedway. His first race here was in 2010 when he started 22nd and finished 29th. 
The last NCWTS race Fontaine ran in was last week at Martinsville Speedway. He started 34th there and finished 36th with a clutch problem.
Out of the 16 NCWTS races he has entered so far this year, Fontaine has 4 top 20 finishes, and he got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of 7th in February at Daytona.

 

FONTAINE AND TEAM HEADED TO MARTINSVILLE

#84 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado Fast Facts
Driver: Chris Fontaine

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Kroger 200 Martinsville Speedway
200 laps-105.2 miles on a .526-Mile Oval

Live on SPEEDTV

Friday October 26th
First Practice:
11:00am/et
Final Practice: 2:00pm/et
Saturday, October 27th

Qualifying: 10:30am/et
Pre-race: 1:30pm/et
Race: 2:00pm/et

Crew Chief: Kevin Ingram
Team Owner: Chris Fontaine
Media Contact: Mark Albright
markalbright@chrisfontaine.com
News and Notes:
The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 45th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 27th.
This is his third race at Martinsville Speedway. His best run here was in 2009 when he started 29th and finished 17th.
The last NCWTS race Fontaine ran in was at Talladega Superspeedway on October 6th. He started 12th there and finished 29th after getting caught up in an accident on lap 62.
Out of the 15 NCWTS races he has entered so far this year, Fontaine has 4 top 20 finishes, and he got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of 7th in February at Daytona.


FONTAINE'S TALL
ADEGA RUN ENDS IN ACCIDENT ON LAP 62

Chris Fontaine started the #84 Glenden Enterprises Toyota Tundra 12th at Talladega Superspeedway and got as high as 5th place before his radiator was damaged in a wreck on lap 62. 
  Fontaine was credited with a 29th place finish.  His average position for the race was 20th and he was running 13th at midrace on lap 47.  He ran 40 laps in the top 15.
  After the race, Fontaine talked about his Talladega experience:
  "Everything went good all weekend.  The truck was super fast.  It was really, really fast in the draft.  I could do whatever I wanted, I just had to pick the right partner. 
  I kind of got shuffled around, and was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and we had a bad pitstop. 
  But, we got back up to the front, and everything was great!  I could do what I wanted, I just had to wait for the right opportunity. 
  We ended up on the inside.  In all the past superspeedway races I have run the inside was super safe and worked you to the front, but this race wasn't the case, and the outside was better.  I ended up getting caught on the inside and falling to the back of the pack. 
  Then we ended up running three wide, row by row by row, and I went into turn three thinking, you know what, something is going to happen and I should probably back out of the throttle.
  Then I thought, well maybe not, but coming off turn four, I saw I should have backed out. Everybody started wrecking, and I couldn't get on the brakes hard enough, and smashed the front of the truck and broke the radiator.  That was it.
  It was one of the best handling trucks I have ever had.  In the draft it was really, really good.
  I want to thank all of the guys for working on it, and working as hard as they did. 
  It wasn't that bad, it just got the radiator.  So we will put a new front end on it and bring it back to Daytona."

 

TALLADEGA STYLE RACING IS FONTAINE'S FAVORITE

#84 Glenden Enterprises Toyota Tundra Fast Facts
Driver: Chris Fontaine
Talladega SuperspeedwayNASCAR Camping World Truck Series
fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola-94 laps 
250.04 miles on a 2.66-Mile Tri-Oval
Pre-Race: 3:30 PM/ET Saturday, October 6thRace Start: 4:00 PM/ET Saturday, October 6th     
Broadcast Live on SPEED
Crew Chief: Kevin Ingram 
Team Owner: Chris Fontaine                             
Media Contact: Mark Albright
markalbright@chrisfontaine.com
News and Notes:  
The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 44th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, October 6th.
  This is his third race at Talladega Superspeedway. His best run here was in 2010 when he  started 6th and finished 19th. 
  The last NCWTS race Fontaine ran in was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 29th. He started 34th there and finished 29th.
 
Out of the 14 NCWTS races he has entered so far this year, Fontaine has 4 top 20 finishes, and he got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of 7th in February at Daytona.Quotes:  
This is your third race at Talladega. What did you learn from your last two races here that you can use in the race?  
“We learned a lot about the draft, and a lot about tandem racing.  We just have to stay out of the wrecks. These races normally end in a green, white, checker finish and we just have to be there for that last couple of laps.”What is your goal for the race?  
“To finish up front and try to win. Anything can happen at these big tracks, and we have done fairly well at them. It is my favorite style of racing and I am looking forward to it.”

 

FONTAINE FINISHES 26TH AT ATLANTA

 Just as he had expected, Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises NCWTS #84 team encountered loose conditions at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday night.
Fontaine qualified his #84 Chevrolet Silverado in the 33rd spot to start the Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 200 and he finished the race in the 26th spot.
"The truck was just loose," Fontaine said, adding that they just kept trying to get it tighter.

 

 


 

 

FONTAINE EXPECTS LOOSE TRACK AT ATLANTA

#84 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado Fast Facts

Driver: Chris Fontaine

Atlanta Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 200-130 laps       

200.2 miles on a 1.54-Mile Quad Oval Friday, August 31st

Final Practice: 1:00pm/et [tape-delayed]

Qualifying: 4:30pm/et

Pre-Race: 7:30 pm/et Race Start: 8:00 pm/et

Broadcast Live on SPEED

Driver: Chris Fontaine                                                      Crew Chief: Kevin Ingram                                              Team Owner: Chris Fontaine            Media Contact: Mark Albright markalbright@chrisfontaine.com  

News and Notes:   The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 41st NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, August 31st.  

This is his third race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. His best run here was in 2010 when he  started 13th and finished 17th.    

The last NCWTS race Fontaine ran in was at Michigan International Speedway on August 18th. He started 24th there and finished 29th.  

Out of the eleven NCWTS races he has entered so far this year, Fontaine has 4 top 20 finishes, and he got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of 7th in February at Daytona.  

Quotes: What do you expect at Atlanta? “We are expecting it to be a loose track; fast but loose. And the race goes to the top by the end of it. So we will just work on trying to get the truck to handle well in the long run.”  What is your goal for the race? “The goal is to finish in the top fifteen.”

 

FONTAINE TAKES 29TH IN THE VFW 200



CHRIS FONTAINE TO MAKE 40TH NCWTS START AT MICHIGAN

#84 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado Fast Facts

Driver: Chris Fontaine  

Michigan International Speedway – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series  VFW 200-100 laps  200 miles on a 2-Mile D-shaped Oval

Pre-Race: 12:00 PM/ET Saturday, August 18th    

Race Start: 12:30 PM/ET Saturday, August 18th     

Broadcast Live on SPEED

Driver: Chris Fontaine       Crew Chief: Kevin Ingram        

Team Owner: Chris Fontaine              

Media Contact: Mark Albright       markalbright@chrisfontaine.com

News and Notes:

The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 40th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, August 18th.

 This is his third race at Michigan International Speedway. His best run here was in 2010 when he  started 20th and finished 14th.

 The last NCWTS race Fontaine ran in was at Pocono Raceway on August 4th. He started 23rd there and finished 18th.

 Out of the ten NCWTS races he has entered so far this year, Fontaine has 4 top 20 finishes, and he got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of 7th in February at Daytona.  

Quotes:  

This is your third race at Michigan International Speedway. How will your past experience here help you in the race? “It is a newly paved track, so we will go and see how we can do,” Fontaine said.  

Your average finish here is 16th, and you finished 14th here in 2010. What is your goal for the race? “Our goal is to finish in the top 15,” he said.  

 

CHRIS FONTAINE FINISHES POCONO WITH NEW PERSONAL TRACK BEST OF 18TH

With his 18th place finish at Pocono Raceway on August fourth, Chris Fontaine got the best finish of the three races he has run there, and moved up three spots in the 2012 NCWTS driver points to 21st.

He qualified the Glenden Enterprises #84 NCWTS Chevy Silverado in the 23rd spot to start the race.

Fontaine now has four top 20's and one top 10 finish out of the 10 races he has run to date in 2012.


 

 

 

FONTAINE QUALIFIES 23RD TO START THE POCONO MOUNTAINS 125 AT 1:00 PM ET LIVE ON SPEED

#84 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado Fast Facts

Driver: Chris Fontaine  

Pocono Raceway – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series  Pocono Mountains 125-50 laps  

125 miles on a 2.5-Mile Tri-oval

Pre-Race: 12:30 PM ET Saturday, August 4th    

Race Start: 1:00 PM ET Saturday, August 4th     

Broadcast Live on SPEED

Driver: Chris Fontaine                                                      Crew Chief: Kevin Ingram                                              Team Owner: Chris Fontaine                Media Contact: Mark Albright markalbright@chrisfontaine.com  

News and Notes:

 The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 39th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, August 4th.

This is his third race at Pocono Raceway. His best run here was in 2010 when he  started 14th and finished 21st.  

The last NCWTS race Fontaine ran in was at Chicagoland Speedway on July 21st. 

Out of the eight NCWTS races he has entered so far this year, Fontaine has 3 top 20 finishes, and he got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of 7th in February at Daytona.

 

FONTAINE HITS THE WALL ON LAP 92 AT CHICAGOLAND; HE POSTS 27TH PLACE AFTER STARTING 33RD

Chris Fontaine qualified the Glenden Enterprises #84 Chevy Silverado 33rd to start the American Ethanol 225 NCWTS race at Chicagoland Speedway and quickly got up to the 22nd spot  in the first 10 laps of the race.

Fontaine ran in the twentys throughout the race all the way up to lap 92, when his truck got loose coming out of turn four and he slid into the inside wall.

Fontaine was credited with a 27th place finish.  After the race, he is 24th in driver points, and moved up one spot to 25th in owner points.

The next NCWTS race for Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises Team will be at Pocono Raceway in the Pocono Mountains 125 on Saturday, August 4th at 12:30 pm et broadcast live on SPEED channel.

 

 

FONTAINE IS HAPPY TO BE "LOCKED IN" AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY

#84 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado Fast Facts

Driver: Chris Fontaine

Chicagoland Speedway – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

 American Ethanol 225-150 laps

 225 miles on a 1.5-Mile D-shaped oval

Pre-Race: 7:30 PM ET Saturday, July 21st

    Race Start: 8:00 PM ET Saturday, July 21st     

Broadcast Live on SPEED

Crew Chief: Kevin Ingram        Team Owner: Chris Fontaine        Media Contact: Mark Albright markalbright@chrisfontaine.com

 News and Notes:

The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 38th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, July 21st.

This is his second race at Chicagoland Speedway. In 2010, Fontaine started 14th and finished in the 13th spot. 

The last NCWTS race Fontaine ran in was at Iowa Speedway on July 14th.  There he started 32nd and finished 25th.

Out of the eight NCWTS races he has entered so far this year, Fontaine has 3 top 20 finishes, and he got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of 7th in February at Daytona.

  Quotes:

You raced here two years ago and got a 13th place finish. How do you feel about returning to Chicagoland Speedway?

 “We have done better there than any other place we have raced that was not a superspeedway, and we are excited to go back and see what we can do.”

 After last weekend at Iowa, you gained two spots and are currently 24th in NCWTS points. What do you think about that?

 “I am happy to be locked in so we don’t have to worry about making races.”

 

FONTAINE FINISHES 25TH AT IOWA AFTER 32ND PLACE START

Chris Fontaine drove the #84 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado to a 25th place finish in his first career start at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 14.

He qualified in the 32nd spot to start the American Ethanol 200 NCWTS race.

Fontaine moved up two spots to 24th in NCWTS driver points, and he is 26th in owner points after Iowa.

"I appreciate everyone on the teams effort; we are just underfunded and understaffed," Fontaine said, adding, "We are trying our hardest and I appreciate everybody's efforts."

The next race for Chris Fontaine and the team will be next Saturday, July 14, at Chicagoland Speedway in the NCWTS American Ethanol 225, live on SPEED at 7:30 p.m. e.t.

 

CHRIS FONTAINE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO HIS FIRST RACE AT IOWA

#84 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado Fast Facts

Driver: Chris Fontaine

Iowa Speedway – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

 American Ethanol 200-200 laps

 175 miles on a .875-Mile Tri-oval

Pre-Race: 8:00 PM ET Saturday, July 14th

    Race Start: 8:30 PM ET Saturday, July 14th     

Broadcast Live on SPEED

Crew Chief: Kevin Ingram         Team Owner: Chris Fontaine       Media Contact: Mark Albright markalbright@chrisfontaine.com

 News and Notes:

The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 37th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Iowa Speedway on

 Saturday, July 14th.

This is his first career start at Iowa Speedway. 

The last NCWTS race Fontaine ran in was at Kentucky Speedway on June 28th.  There he started 36th and finished 20th.

In February at Daytona, Fontaine started 22nd and got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of 7th.

 Quotes:

What are you looking forward to at Iowa Speedway with its .875 mile track?

 “It is always fun to go to a new track and experience racing there. Sometimes the short tracks are good for us, so we will see how it works out.”


CHRIS FONTAINE FINISHES 20TH AT "HARD" KENTUCKY TRACK

Chris Fontaine drove the #84 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado to a 20th place finish at Kentucky Speedway in the NCWTS UNOH 225 last Thursday night.

“It is a hard track and we had to fight it all night,” Fontaine said.CHRIS FONTAINE AT KENTUCKY

After starting 36th, Fontaine worked his way up to 20th by mid-race.  He got as high as 18th during the race, and averaged 24th for the race.

The 20th place run bests his race at Kentucky last year in which he was credited with 33rd place after having electrical problems 10 laps into the race.

Fontaine has 3 top 20 finishes, and 1 top 10 out of the five NCWTS races he has raced in this year.

The next race for Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises team will be the American Ethanol 200 NCWTS race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 14.

The race will be televised live at 8:00 PM ET on SPEED.

 



FONTAINE READY FOR "HARD" KENTUCKY TRACK

#84 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado Fast Facts

Driver: Chris Fontaine  

Kentucky Speedway – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series  UNOH 225-150 laps  225 miles on a 1.5-Mile Tri-oval

Pre-Race: 7:30 PM ET Thursday, June 28th    

Race Start: 8:00 PM ET Thursday, June 28th     

Broadcast Live on SPEED

Crew Chief: Kevin Ingram    Team Owner: Chris Fontaine    

Media Contact: Mark Albright markalbright@chrisfontaine.com  

News and Notes:

 The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 36th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday, June 28th.  This is his second start at Kentucky Speedway. In last year’s race here he started 35th , but electrical problems ended his race after 10 laps.

 The last NCWTS race Fontaine ran in was at Dover International Speedway on June first.  There he started 29th and finished 23rd.

In February at Daytona, Fontaine started 22nd and got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of 7th.  

Quotes:  

What Fontaine is looking for at Kentucky:  “We are just going to try to finish the race. Kentucky is a really hard track for us, and we are just working to try and gain some points.”  

How he and the Glenden Enterprises team have prepared for Kentucky:  “We are going to try a little different setup and see how it works.”

 

FONTAINE FINISHES 23RD IN RAIN SHORTENED RACE AT DOVER

 

     

PHOTOS COMPLIMENTS OF DAVE BIDDLE OF FRAXA (PICTURED ABOVE)

 

FONTAINE IS READY TO GO AT TOUGH DOVER TRACK

#84 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado Fast Facts

Driver: Chris Fontaine

Dover International Speedway – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

 Lucas Oil 200-200 laps

 200 miles on a 1-Mile oval

Pre-Race: 4:30 PM ET Friday, June 1st

 Race Start: 5:00 PM ET Friday, June 1st     

Broadcast Live on SPEED

­­­­­Driver: Chris Fontaine                                                            

Crew Chief: Kevin Ingram                                                    

Team Owner: Chris Fontaine                             

Media Contact: Mark Albright markalbright@chrisfontaine.com

News and Notes:

The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 35th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Dover International Speedway on Friday, June 1st.

He has raced here three times before. His best run was in 2009 when he finished 14th.

The last NCWTS race Fontaine ran in was last month’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  There he started 32nd and got as high as 22nd place before his engine let go on lap 40.

In February at Daytona, Fontaine started 22nd and got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of 7th.

This is the fourth year that Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises team have supported the Fragile X research foundation by running their logo on the truck. Fragile X is the most common inherited cause of mental impairment and the most common known cause of autism.  You can find out more about Fragile X at FRAXA.org.

 Quotes:

 What Fontaine is looking forward to at Dover:

 “We have been here more times than the other tracks we have run so far this year. We are going to take what we have learned from that experience and apply it. We have had good runs here before, and everybody is geared up and ready to go.”

 How he expects the track to be:

 “It is a tough track. It is tricky getting into the turns. You just have to be careful because when you spin out there, it’s going to be bad. Not many trucks can spin out there without getting a lot of damage. We are going to try and stay out of the wrecks and see what we can do.”

 What advantage will having raced at Dover three times before give him:

 “We have more experience and more laps here than any other track,” Fontaine said.


FONTAINE'S ENGINE "LET GO" ON LAP 40 AT CHARLOTTE

AFTER STARTING 32ND AND QUICKLY GETTING AS HIGH AS 22ND, CHRIS FONTAINE GETS 32ND PLACE FINISHNCWTS #84 AT CHARLOTTE

"I felt like the truck would be ok in the long run, and after the first couple of laps we were able to pick up 10 spots," Chris Fontaine, Driver of the #84 Glenden Enterprises NCWTS truck said.

"Everything was going really good. We came in and did our pit stop, and when we came back out the engine let go," Fontaine said. "This was the first time in four years that it has happened, so I guess it was time," he added.

The next NCWTS race for Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #84 team will be on June 1 at Dover International Speedway.

The race will be televised at 4:30 PM ET on SPEED.

 

 

FONTAINE IS LOOKING TO IMPROVE AT CHARLOTTE

Image courtesy of Larry Scavnicky of Front Stretch Photos on Jayski.com#84 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado Fast Facts

Driver: Chris Fontaine

Charlotte Motor Speedway – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

North Carolina Education Lottery 200-134 laps

 200 miles on a 1.5-Mile Quad-oval

Pre-Race: 7:30 PM ET Friday, May 18th

    Race Start: 8:00 PM ET Friday, May 18th     

Broadcast Live on SPEED

Driver: Chris Fontaine Crew Chief: Kevin Ingram Team Owner: Chris Fontaine Media Contact: Mark Albright markalbright@chrisfontaine.com

 News and Notes:

The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 34th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday,

May 18th.

He has raced here twice before. His best run was last year when he started 22nd and finished 18th.

The last NCWTS race Fontaine ran in was last month’s race at Kansas Speedway.  There he started 31st and finished 20th.

In February at Daytona, Fontaine started 22nd and got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of 7th.

 Chris Fontaine at Charlotte Motor Speedway:

 Quotes:

 What Fontaine expects at Charlotte:

 “We expect that we should do better than we have in the past at Charlotte. We have been there a couple of times. It’s a tough track. Everyone in NASCAR wants to do well there, and we are excited to have the competition.”


FONTAINE FINISHES 20TH AT KANSAS



Chris Fontaine drove the #84 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado to a 20th place finish at Kansas Speedway last Saturday. Fontaine had qualified in 31st to start the race.
"We were just happy that we made it, and we finally got to race again," Fontaine said, adding, "I feel like we learned some things that we can take to Charlotte and try to do better."
His average position in the race was 23rd, and he got as high as 12th during the race.
"The result wasn't what we were hoping for, but at least we got in the race and learned a few things," he said.


 




FONTAINE IS LOOKING FOR A FRESH START AT KANSAS

Kansas Speedway – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series SFP 250-167 laps  250.5 miles on a 1.5-Mile D-shaped Oval
Pre-Race: 1:30 PM ET Saturday, April 21st    
Race Start: 2:00 PM ET Saturday, April 21st     
Broadcast Live on SPEED

News and Notes:
The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 33rd NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, April 21st.
In February at Daytona, Fontaine started 22nd and got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of 7th.  

Quotes: What he expects at Kansas: “After two bad races we are ready to start over, and we are going to do the best we can, and we are going to make this race.”  
How he and the Glenden Enterprises team have prepared for this race: “The truck was prepared a few weeks ago and it’s ready to go.”  
What he is planning for after Kansas: “We have got to make races. We are going to take it race by race; try and get faster and do the best we can.”

 

CHRIS FONTAINE LOOKING TO BE COMPETITIVE AT ROCKINGHAM

#84 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado Fast Facts

Driver: Chris Fontaine Rockingham Speedway – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 presented by Cheerwine-200 laps  200 miles on a 1-Mile Oval

Pre-Race: 12:30 PM ET Sunday, April 15th    

Race Start: 1:00 PM ET Sunday, April 15th     

Broadcast Live on SPEED

Driver: Chris Fontaine

Crew Chief: Kevin Ingram                    

Team Owner: Chris Fontaine

Media Contact: Mark Albright markalbright@chrisfontaine.com  

News and Notes:

 The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 33rd NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Rockingham Speedway on Sunday, April 15th.  v  In February at Daytona Fontaine started 22nd and got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of 7th.  

Quotes:  

What he expects at Rockingham:  “We just want to make the race and be as competitive as we can.”  How he and the team have prepared for this race:  “We have been going over the truck to make everything as fast as we can. We have heard that the track is really free, and this truck is normally on the tighter side, so we are taking the truck that we took to Martinsville and seeing if we can get it a little faster.”  

What he is planning for after Rockingham:  “I am planning on making a fast turnaround and get to Kansas.”

 

CHRIS FONTAINE AND TEAM ARE MORE EXPERIENCED FOR MARTINSVILLE

#84 Glenden Enterprises Chevy Silverado Fast Facts

Driver: Chris Fontaine

Martinsville Speedway – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250-250 laps  131.5 miles on a .526-Mile Oval

Pre-Race: 1:00 PM ET Saturday, March 31st    

Race Start: 1:30 PM ET Saturday, March 31st     

Broadcast Live on SPEED

Driver: Chris Fontaine                                                     

Crew Chief: Kevin Ingram                                             

Team Owner: Chris Fontaine                                

Media Contact: Mark Albright markalbright@chrisfontaine.com  

News and Notes:

The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 33rd NASCAR Camping World Truck Series   start at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, March 31st. 

This will be Fontaine’s second NCWTS race at Martinsville Speedway. When he last raced here in 2009, he had to start at the back in the 36th position, but finished 20th.

In February at Daytona Fontaine started 22nd and got his first NCWTS career top ten finish   of 7th.  

Quotes:  

What he expects at Martinsville:   “I think we are going to have a good run. We have learned a lot. We have a lot more experience now than the last time we were there and everyone is super excited to be there. We are all ready for the new challenge, and we just want to get that first practice over with,” Fontaine said.  

How he and the team have prepared for this race:   “We went over our notes from the race before, and compared them to what we have learned  now. The truck is the same truck that we ran the last time, but everything on it has been taken  off and replaced or refreshened and is ready to go,” Fontaine said.  

What he is planning for after Martinsville:   “After Martinsville we have a real quick turnaround to get ready for Rockingham, and we  haven’t been there so we are looking forward to that,” Fontaine said.

Chris Fontaine Career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Stats

Career NCWTS Starts: 32    NCWTS Wins: 0    NCWTS Pole: 0 NCWTS Top five finishes: 0   Top 10 finishes: 1

FONTAINE GETS FIRST NCWTS CAREER TOP 10 FINISH WITH 7TH AT DAYTONA

By playing it cautious throughout the race, Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises/Bullshades #84 NCWTS Toyota Tundra to his first career top ten finish with 7th in the NCWTS 2012 season opener at Daytona International Speedway on February 24.

It was Fontaine’s 32nd NCWTS career start, and only his 2nd NCWTS career start at Daytona.

“The truck practiced really well and it was fast. We were disappointed with qualifying since that was the worst that truck had ever qualified, but it runs really strong in the draft,” he said, continuing, “Our plan was to sit back and wait for the wrecks to happen and be there at the finish. Since we hadn’t finished a superspeedway race yet, our main goal was to finish.”  

Although Fontaine’s average position was 24th, he had 5 of the fastest laps during the race, and ran in the top 15 for five laps towards the end of the race, the ones that counted.

“It wasn’t the most impressive run for us, but it did create the best finish, and that is what we needed. Our plan is to get the first five races out of the way and see where we end up. In the big picture it worked out very well even though it wasn’t as impressive as our other speedway runs, but we did finish better, so we’re happy with it, and we’re looking forward to Martinsville,” Fontaine said.

He was the number one closer, improving his position in the last 10 percent of the race by 19 positions.

“We knew we could advance our position at the end a lot easier with a lot of the trucks being out of the way”, Fontaine said.

During the race, Fontaine had to go into the infield to avoid one of the multi-truck wrecks that happened right in front of him. “I have done it before and it sometimes pays off. Mainly, there was just nowhere else to go, and I kept aware of where I was at and where the wheels were at and the direction I was going and was able to pull it out and get back up there and get back in position.

Fontaine starts the season 6th in points, only one point behind Todd Bodine.

 Fontaine is 7th in owner points.

“Thanks to all the people and all the hard work that went into getting the truck there, and let’s go do it again,” he said.

 The next NCWTS race for Chris Fontaine and the #84 Glenden Enterprises team will be the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on March 31 at 1:00 PM ET and will be televised on SPEED.

 “We are planning to run the first five races, and if we get someone on board, we would like to run more of them,” Fontaine added.








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONTAINE TO RUN HIS SECOND DAYTONA NCWTS RACE FRIDAY WITH BULLSHADES ONBOARD

#84 Glenden Enterprises/Bullshades Toyota Tundra Fast Facts

Driver: Chris Fontaine

Daytona International Speedway –NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250-

100 laps  250 miles on a 2.5-Mile Tri-Oval

Pre-Race: 7:00 PM ET Friday, February 24th    

Race Start: 7:30 PM ET Friday, February 24th     

Broadcast Live on SPEED ­­­­­

Driver: Chris Fontaine

Crew Chief: Kevin Ingram                                            

Team Owner: Chris Fontaine                              

Media Contact: Mark Albright markalbright@chrisfontaine.com    

News and Notes:  

The Lakeland, Florida native will be making his 32nd NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 24th. 

This will be Fontaine’s second NCWTS race at Daytona International Speedway. In last year’s NCWTS race here he started 16th and finished 19th. He was running near the front when he got caught up in a late race accident that took him out of the race.

The last NCWTS race Fontaine ran was at Talladega in October.

Bullshades custom sunglasses are on the truck for this race. Bullshades are UV 400 custom sunglasses with a bucking bull logo on them, and are worn by a number of professional bull riders and stock contractors. Go to bullshades.com to see different styles and order online.  

Quotes:  

On what Chris Fontaine is looking for at Daytona:   “We want to finish. I am going to try and get to the front, ride in the front, and stay out of the wrecks and see where we end up. We have a new grill opening. NASCAR made some rule changes, and we are going to see how the two-car tandem racing works, if that works, and see where we end up.”        

On the two-truck tandem racing:   “I don’t like it. I hope it is pack racing like it has been in the past, but if it is tandem racing we will just have to try it and do the best we can with it.”    

Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises team are currently planning to run the first five NCWTS races on the 2012 schedule, but he says, ”that depends on how Daytona goes.”      

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