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CHRIS FONTAINE #78 #47 SUPER LATE MODEL

FONTAINE GETS AS HIGH AS 3RD BEFORE GETTING CAUGHT UP IN THE BIG ONE ON LAP 61 AT TALLADEGA ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22#78 Glenden Enterprises/Franciscos Collision Center Toyota Tundra

Chris Fontaine qualified the #78 Glenden Enterprises/Francisco's Collision Center Toyota Tundra in the 18th spot to start the NCWTS Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL on Saturday, and he got as high as 3rd spot before getting caught up in "the big one" on lap 61.

Fontaine was running eighth when the #41 got loose and hit the outside wall, came back down the track and hit the #66, and Fontaine in the #78 which slid up into the outside wall. Fourteen trucks were involved in the accident.

From the start, Fontaine quickly moved up to the eleventh spot before the second caution.

On the restart on lap 39, he had to restart 31st after jumping the restart and serving a green flag pass thru penalty. 

"We were trying to stay in the pack and advance our position. I made a mistake on a restart, and that put us a lap down,  but we got lucky and got another caution. We had a full tank of gas, so we decided to stay out and put ourselves in good position," he said.

By doing so, Fontaine moved up to the third spot on the restart after the caution on lap 54.

"It put us up front with the leaders. We were ready to go, ready to run up front. That was the best place to be to put us in position for the win. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't," he said.

"With 33 laps to go we were running from fifth to eighth, and we just got caught up in "the big one"," Fontaine said.

He and the Glenden Enterprises/Francisco's Collision Center team were able to get the #78 back on the track for 3 more laps before retiring for the race.

"I want to thank Francisco's Collision Center for coming on board for this race, everyone who helped give us this opportunity, and the guys on the team for all their hard work," he said.

 

FONTAINE LOOKING TO FINISH UP FRONT AT TALLADEGA THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #78 NCWTS team will make their seventh career start at Talladega Superspeedway this coming Saturday, October 22 in the Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola.

Fontaine has two top ten finishes at the track in 2014 and 2015 with his best finish of seventh coming in 2014. He finished 15th in 2013.

In the 2011 and 2012 races he got caught up in accidents midway through the race.

His best start at the track came in 2010 when he qualified sixth. He was leading the race with two laps to go and ran out of gas while running under caution.

"Just try to stay out of the wrecks, and finish upfront," Fontaine said of his goals for the race. 

Television coverage of this year's race will begin on Friday, October 21st with NCWTS practice at 1:00 pmet and 3:00 pmet on FS1.

Qualifying will be televised on Saturday, October 22nd 10:30 amet on FS1.

The race will be televised at 1:00 pmet on FOX.

 

BROKEN AXLE ON LAP 59 RELEGATES FONTAINE TO 16TH PLACE FINISH IN THE SUNOCO CHALLENGE SUPER LATE MODEL BILL BIGLEY SR. MEMORIAL 128 AT DESOTO SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 17

After qualifying in the sixth spot, and being inverted to the third spot to start Saturday's Sunoco Super Challenge Bill Bigley Sr. Memorial 128 at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, FL., a broken axle ended Chris Fontaine's race on lap 59. He was credited with a 16th place finish.

On the start of the race, Fontaine passed Bill Bigley, Jr in the #28 to take the second spot on lap two, but by lap five he was passed by Jeff Scofield in the number #07.

Fontaine and Bigley battled for the fourth spot to lap 10 before Bigley got by to take the spot.

Seven laps later, Jessie Dutilly got by the #47 put Fontaine in the sixth spot.

On lap 19 the leaders got together in turns three and four, taking several of the out of the race and putting Fontaine in the fourth spot on the restart. He and Dutilly battled for the third spot for the next ten laps.

After another wreck, Fontaine was lined up in the third spot on the restart on lap 40. He held the spot to lap 50 before falling back to the fifth spot.

Nine laps later on lap 59, the rear axle on the #47 broke, taking Fontaine out of the race. 

"We went there trying something new, but it just didn't work, so we struggled in the race," Fontaine said.

"The car was tight, and then it ended up being real loose," he said, adding,"we couldn't hang with the leaders. Then the rear axle just broke."

Despite the ill handling car, Fontaine was able to stay in the top five through most of the race, until the axle broke.

Fontaine finished second in the Sunoco Super Challenge race at Desoto in July, and fifth in the series race at Auburndale Speedway in August.

So far this year, he has accumulated one win, four top five's and six top ten finishes out of nine Super Late Model races he has run.

FONTAINE FINISHES A TRACK CAREER-BEST SECOND PLACE AT CITRUS COUNTY SPEEDWAY

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Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Chevy to a track career-best second place finish in the 75-lap Super Late Model race at Citrus County Speedway in Inverness, FL Saturday, August 27th.

"We qualified fourth and got inverted to third," Fontaine said of the start of the race.

"On the original start, the leader kind of messed up, and I ended up sixth. Then a couple of guys in front of me crashed and I got up to fourth," he said, adding, "Then I got up to third and second place broke, so I was in second for the last half of the race."

"We had a late restart, and Wayne Anderson and I got together, and I had a tire going down," Fontaine said.

"I had built up a good distance over third place, but with two laps to go he was on my rear beating my back bumper," he said, adding, "but we were able to hold him off and finish second."

The second place finish tops his best Citrus County Speedway finish of third in 2013. Fontaine now has two top five and five top ten finishes at the track in his Super Late Model career. Of the nine Super Late Model races he has raced in 2016 to date, Fontaine has one win, four top five, and six top ten finishes.

CHRIS FONTAINE TO RACE AT CITRUS COUNTY SPEEDWAY IN INVERNESS, FL THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team are preparing to race in the Super Late Model 75-lap race at Citrus County Speedway in Inverness, FL this coming Saturday, August 27th.

Of the races he has competed in at the track he has one top five and four top ten finishes.

His best finish to date at Citrus County was third in a 50-lap Super Late Model race in November of 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

AFTER QUALIFYING 14TH FONTAINE DROPS OUT OF RACE WITH TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

   GETTING READY TO QUALIFY AT MOBILE speed51.com photos

   

CHRIS FONTAINE TO RACE IN THE SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES LEE FIELDS MEMORIAL 150 AT MOBILE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team are going to Irvington, AL this weekend to race in the Southern Super Series Lee Fields Memorial 150 at Mobile International Speedway.

Fontaine has one top ten finish of the three SSS races he has run to date, and he is looking for his first top five at Mobile.

He has raced at the track before in other series and has a top ten and a top five finish there.

His overall 2016 Super Late Model race record stands at one win, three top fives and five top tens.

Qualifying begins at 4 p.m. CT on Saturday with Southern Super Series qualifying slated to start at 5:30 p.m. Pre-race festivities are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

FONTAINE TAKES FIFTH IN THE SUNOCO CHALLENGE SERIES SUPER LATE MODEL 100 AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

Chris Fontaine got his second top five finish in as many races in the Sunoco Challenge Series this past Saturday, August 13 at Auburndale Speedway in Auburndale, FL.

He qualified the #47 Glenden Enterprises Super Late Model in the fourth spot, and was lined up in the fifth spot to start the 100 lap race.

"The car was pretty good at the beginning of the race and we got up to third. I was trying to work the outside and ran into the #28 and got put to the rear of the field", Fontaine said.

" I got back up to third, and ran into the #15, and got put to the rear of the field again. There were only five laps left when that happened, so I could only get back to fifth," he said.

So far this year, Fontaine has racked up 1 win, 3 top five and 5 top ten finishes.

The next race for Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises team is the Southern Super Series race at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, AL this Saturday, August 20th.

 

CHRIS FONTAINE TO RACE AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 IN THE SUNOCO SUPER LATE MODEL 100

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model racing team will race in the Sunoco Super Late Model 100 at Auburndale Speedway in Auburndale, FL this coming Saturday, August 13th.

Two weeks ago at Desoto Speedway he finished second in the last Sunoco Super Late Model 100 race.

Since 2007, Fontaine has accumulated 1 win, 2 top five, and 4 top ten finishes at Auburndale Speedway.

He says he is looking for another win there on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

FONTAINE TAKES SECOND IN THE SUNOCO SUPER LATE MODEL 100 AT DESOTO ON JULY 30

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to a second place finish in the Sunoco Super Late Model 100 at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, FL on Saturday, July 30. He qualified in the third spot, but started sixth after an inversion.

After the first caution on lap seven, Fontaine restarted fourth.

Just past the halfway point, the caution came out for a wreck, and on the restart Fontaine was lined up in the second spot.

"The first part of the race the car got real tight, and we had a red flag," he said of the start of the race, adding,"after the red flag the car got better."

"We were able to hold off everybody else. I just needed a little bit more at the end to get the #30," Fontaine said.

"That race was a battle," Dutilly said. "Chris Fontaine pushed us really hard at the end. The tires are all worn out at the end of the race and it's anybody's game on the restart. With four to go I was really worried because somebody could get ahold of you and Chris could have blasted right by me." QUOTE FROM ARTICLE BY SCOTT LOCKWOOD FOR DESOTO SPEEDWAY

 

 

CHRIS FONTAINE WILL RACE THIS SATURDAY, JULY 30 AT DESOTO SPEEDWAY IN THE SUNOCO SUPER LATE MODEL 100

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team will return to Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, FL this Saturday, July 30 to compete in the Sunoco Super Late Model 100.

This will be the first time Fontaine has raced at the track since March of last year.

He won the season opener at Desoto in 2004, and he won the last race of the season at Desoto that year. He also won two races there in 2006 and one in 2008.

"Hopefully we will get another win," Fontaine said.

"We have done good there in the past. That's where we have our second most wins. Hopefully we can figure out a setup that works in the long run, and be there for a chance to win at the end," he said.

 

FONTAINE MISSES STARTING LINEUP FOR ASPEN DENTAL ELDORA DIRT DERBY BY A NOSE

Chris Fontaine qualified the Glenden Enterprises #78 Toyota Tundra 24th in the initial round of qualifying for Wednesday night's NCWTS Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150, but missed making the race by the nose of the truck in the fourth heat qualifying race.

Only the two top trucks from the last chance heat race moved up to the main event, while the top five from the other heats moved up. 

Fontaine started the 10-lap heat race in the fifth spot and powered up to the fourth spot on lap two.  

The #17 and the #2 got by the #78 of Fontaine on lap four, but he came back to battle the #2 side by side for the next six laps for the fifth spot. The #2 got the advantage coming to the checkered flag, and got the fifth spot by a quarterpanel.

Fontaine started the last chance qualifying heat in the fourth spot. He quickly moved up to the third spot in turns one and two, and took the lead on lap two.

He battled to keep the lead through lap five, but fell to the second spot by lap six, and slid to the third spot on lap seven. He battled throughout the rest of the 15-lap race for the fourth spot and took it at the checkered flag but it was not good enough to make the main event.

 

CHRIS FONTAINE WILL BE DRIVING HIS #78 GLENDEN ENTERPRISES TOYOTA TUNDRA IN THE ASPEN DENTAL ELDORA DIRT DERBY NCWTS RACE ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises NCWTS team are racing on the dirt this week in the NCWTS race at Eldora Speedway on July 20th.

In last year's race at the dirt track, he qualified 21st and finished 16th.

"We are looking to be competitive, and try to finish better than last year," Fontaine said, adding, "I think I will be more comfortable because I will be in my own truck. We will see how it works."

He will be driving the #78 Glenden Enterprises Toyota Tundra truck.

The Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby will be televised on FS1 at 8:30 pmet on Wednesday, July 20th. Qualifying for the race will be televised on FS1 at 5:00 pmet.

 

FONTAINE TAKES 12TH IN THE SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES LATE MODEL 125 AT SOUTH ALABAMA SPEEDWAY ON JULY 9

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 to a12th place finish in his third career SSS race at South Alabama Speedway on July ninth.

He got his series best qualifying effort of ninth to start the 125-lap race.

"We didn't get the setup right, and I wasn't fast enough", Fontaine said.

The next race for Fontaine and the team is the NCWTS race at Eldora Speedway on July 20th.

In last year's race at the dirt track, he qualified 21st and finished 16th.

"We are looking to be competitive, and try to finish better than last year," Fontaine said, adding, "I think I will be more comfortable because I will be in my own truck. We will see how it works."

He will be driving the #78 Glenden Enterprises truck.

The Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby will be televised on FS1 at 8:30 pmet on Wednesday, July 20th. Qualifying for the race will be televised on FS1 at 5:00 pmet.

 

 

FONTAINE TO RACE IN THE SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES LATE MODEL 125 AT SOUTH ALABAMA SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY, JULY 9

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team will travel to Opp, AL this weekend to compete in the Southern Super Series Late Model 125 race at South Alabama Speedway.

He has been to the track twice before in 2000 in the SARA Sportsman series.

This will also be his third career SSS race. In the first two series races of the year, Fontaine has a seventh place finish and a twelfth place finish.

"We are taking a different car, and we hope to get some better results. We are going to try a few things, and hopefully we can get our first top five or even better," Fontaine said.

 

 

FONTAINE STARTS 15TH AND FINISHES 12TH IN THE RUMBLE BY THE RIVER 125 RACE AT MONTGOMERY MOTOR SPEEDWAY ON JUNE 18

After Friday practice was rained out, Chris Fontaine qualified 15th for his first career start at Montgomery Motor Speedway, in Montgomery, AL. on Saturday, June 18.

He drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to a 12th place finish the Southern Super Series Rumble by the River 125.

"We only got a little bit of practice in, and right before qualifying we changed everything, but we missed. We just rode around in the back of the pack. We will just have to come back another time when we can get some practice, and try it again," Fontaine said.

The next race for the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model team will be the Southern Super Series race at South Alabama Speedway in Opp, AL. on July 9.

 

FONTAINE TO RACE IN THE SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES 125 AT MONTGOMERY MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN MONTGOMERY, AL THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 18

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team are travelling to Montgomery, AL this weekend to compete in the Southern Super Series Rumble By the River 125 race at Montgomery Motor Speedway.

This will be Fontaine's first career race at the track, and his second career SSS race.

"I am excited to go somewhere new that I haven't been to. I hope to be able to run in the top five, and come back with the car in one piece," he said.

"We are going to go practice and see where we are at. Hopefully we will qualify well," Fontaine said.

FONTAINE FINISHES SEVENTH IN THE SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES FOUR STAR FREIGHTLINER 125 AT CRISP MOTORSPORTS PARK ON JUNE 4

Chris Fontaine finished the Southern Super Series Four Star Freightliner 125 race in seventh after starting the race in the tenth spot.

"We weren't that fast, but we figured out a little bit and ended up seventh," Fontaine said.

"We never got the car as good as we thought it could be, and we qualified tenth. We were only about a tenth of a second off of where we needed to be," he said.

"In the race we rode around and let the other cars wear their tires out. We raced anywhere from eighth to sixth place," he said, adding,"We had a couple of long runs and no really big incidents or anything. We ran side by side with the #14 for 20 laps and ended up seventh."

"We just missed the setup by a little bit. We had a good time, and I would like to go back there and try again," Fontaine said.  

FONTAINE RACING THE SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES FOUR STAR FREIGHTLINER125 TONIGHT, JUNE 4 AT CRISP MOTORSPORTS PARK IN CORDELE GA

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model team  has set their sights on the  Southern Super Series Four Star Freightliner 125 Weekend on June third and fourth at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, GA.

It will be the first time Fontaine has raced at the track since 2008 in the ASASAT Series.

His best finish there was sixth in the 2007 ASASAT race there.

 "I am looking forward to going to a track that we haven't been to in a while. We have had some success there in the races, as well as qualifying, and hopefully, we can go and repeat that," Fontaine said.

 

 

FONTAINE FINISHES SIXTH DESPITE WRECK RACING FOR THE LEAD AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON MAY 7

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to a sixth place finish in the 50 lap race at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL on Saturday, May 7.

He had qualified second to start the race.

He was lined up in the first spot on the restart after a lap two caution, but fell to third after another caution on lap 4.

One lap later Fontaine was running fourth, but moved up to the third spot after another caution.

Nine laps later, he got by the second place car in turns one and two to take the spot.

After a mid-race caution he was lined up next to the leader #07 on the restart. On the backstretch, Fontaine and the third place car were going three-wide with the leader, when the #47 and the #07 got together, spinning the #07 and badly damaging both cars.

After pitting both cars to examine the damage under caution, they returned to the rear of the field for the restart.

Fontaine restarted 12th.

Sixteen laps later the caution came out again, and Fontaine was up to seventh on the restart.

Two laps later he moved up to the sixth spot, which he held on to to the finish, despite a last lap challenge by another car, rubbing through turns one and two and resulting in the other car spinning on the backstretch.

Fontaine's 2016 Showtime Speedway Super Late Model record now stands at 1 win and two top tens of two races.

 

FONTAINE AND TEAM GOING FOR THREE IN A ROW AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY,

MAY 7

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 race team will return to Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL this Saturday, May 7 to compete in the 50-lap Super Late Model race.

Fontaine has won the last two races he has run at the track. One of those wins was the last race there in 2015, and the other was the first race of 2016 in March.

During the 2015 season, he won a total of five races at Showtime, and got 8 top five finishes out of nine races.

In 2014 he won 5 races in a row at the track.

He has won 14 of the 21 races he has competed in there since December of 2013 when he began racing at Showtime Speedway.

He has won the Super Late Model Championship at the track for the last two years in a row.

"We are all excited to go back to a track we know we can win at. I am looking forward to getting there and getting some laps in," Fontaine said.

"We will go with the same setup we have been going with, and, hopefully, get a good result," he said.

On going for his third win in a row, Fontaine said,"It is definitely possible. Anything can happen. We will go there, give it our best shot, and hopefully, get another win."

 

 

CHRIS FONTAINE TO DRIVE THE #78 TRUCK IN THE NCWTS RACE AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY, APRIL SECOND

Chris Fontaine will run the second Martinsville Speedway NCWTS race of his career this Saturday, April second.

Fontaine ran the NCWTS race at Martinsville in 2009, and finished in the 20th spot.

This weekend, he will be driving the #78 Glenden Enterprises Toyota Tundra.

"Hopefully we can qualify well, stay out of the wrecks, and put together a top ten finish," Fontaine said.

The race will be televised on FS1 at 2:00 pm/et on Saturday.

Keystone Light Pole Qualifying will be televised on FS1 at 11:00 am/et on Saturday.

The three practice sessions for the event will be televised on FS1 on Friday at 10:00 am/et, 12:30 pm/et, and 3:00 pm/et.

 

FONTAINE WINS THE 50 LAP SUPER LATE MODEL RACE AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH

 Chris Fontaine made his move with three laps to go to win the 50-lap Super Late Model season-opener at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL on Saturday, March 5th. He had qualified the #47 Glenden Enterprises Chevy in the fourth spot to start the race.

"In qualifying we tried to run the top groove to see if it was any faster than we have been running, and it didn't work so I qualified fourth," he said. "On the start, I just rode there for a bit. There was a spin in front of me and I fell back to fifth, but I ended up getting around him to get back up to fourth, and just rode in fourth for the first half of the race. Then my car started coming to me," Fontaine said.

The caution came out again, and on the restart he started on the outside. "I got around the #09, and passed the #12, and with a few laps to go I finally got around Tyler Schofield. I passed him on the bottom with three laps to go for the win," Fontaine said, adding,"We drove a clean race. The car didn't get tore up to bad. I just want to thank all the guys for their hard work, and giving me a great racecar."

The next race for Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises team will be the NCWTS race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, WV. on April fourth.

CHRIS FONTAINE AND THE GLENDEN ENTERPRISES TEAM TO RACE AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY IN PINELLAS PARK, FL ON SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH

Chris Fontaine, the 2014 and 2015 Showtime Speedway Super Late Model track Champion, will return to Showtime this Saturday, March 5th, to race in the track's Super Late Model 2016 season opener.

"We're just going for wins this year, Fontaine said.

"We have a real good setup, and we have obviously done well there in the past, so we are expecting really good things," he said.

 

 

 

 

 

FONTAINE CREDITED WITH 22ND PLACE IN THE NCWTS RACE AT DAYTONA AFTER GETTING CAUGHT UP IN ACCIDENT ON LAP 93

Chris Fontaine qualified the #78 NCWTS RackTails Gear / Glenden Enterprises Toyota Tundra in the 17th position to start his sixth truck race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 19th.

"In qualifying, we had a right rear tire going down, so we really think that affected the results. We were expecting to qualify better," Fontaine said.

He was running in the 19th spot when he was penalized on lap 13 that sent him to the tail end of the field in the 30th spot.

"The race was going how it normally does, getting shuffled forward and back. On the first pit stop we had a guy over the wall too early, and we had to restart at the back of the longest line," Fontaine said, adding,"We were so far back that I decided to play it safe and lay back avoiding the big wreck. And the big wreck never happened until the very end of the race."

After loosing the draft and almost going a lap down, an accident bunched the field back up for the restart.

By the middle of the race, Fontaine had driven the #78 up to the 6th spot, before getting shuffled back to the middle of the field. 

He was credited with a 22nd place finish after getting caught up in an accident with 7 laps to go.

"I had it missed, and tried to go down in the grass to avoid a truck I thought was going to come down and hit me. I hit a drainage ditch, and it destroyed my truck," he said.

"Overall, it was disappointing, but I am proud of everybody and how hard they worked on the truck. It was a fast truck, but we just tried to play it safe and it didn't work out," Fontaine said, adding,"When we go back to Talledega, we will try to go for the lead and lead a bunch of laps."

The next truck race for Fontaine and the team will be the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway on April 2, 2016.

"We may race some Late Models in between," he said.

 

 

FONTAINE AND TEAM PREPARING FOR DOUBLE DUTY DAYTONA WEEKEND

         

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises NCWTS race team, along with the B.J. McLeod Motorsports team are at Daytona International Speedway preparing for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 race on Friday, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Powershares 300 race on Saturday.

Fontaine will be pulling his first ever double duty weekend driving the #78 NCWTS RackTails Gear / Glenden Enterprises Toyota Tundra and the #99 NXS Racktails Gear / Glenden Enterprises / JPS Ford Ford Mustang.

“I think running double-duty at Daytona will prove to have its benefits,” Fontaine said, adding, “Not only does it allow more time in the draft, but it keeps me busy jumping back and forth between the two series. Something that you may learn in the truck you can try to apply to the XFINITY Series car and vice-versa. I’m a little rambunctious to get things going.”

Friday's NCWTS race will be Fontaine's sixth NCWTS start at Daytona. In 2012, he got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of seventh at the track.

 “Anytime that Chris is entered for a superspeedway race, you know he’s going to be in the mix,” B.J. McLeod said. “He’s not afraid to get in the thick of the battle and dice it out among the best. We’re confident that our equipment will allow us to be in good shape once the green flag waves.”

Saturday's race will be Fontaine's first career race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

“I’m thrilled about this opportunity to race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series,” he said, adding, “When it comes to plate racing, it’s some of my favorite racing. B.J. has done a great job getting his XFINITY Series team together in a relatively short amount of time and I honestly think we can go to Daytona and turn some heads.”

Following is the TV schedule for the weekend:

  THURSDAY, FEB. 18:

 1:30-2:55 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice, FS1 (Follow live)

 4-4:55 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice, FS1 (Follow live

FRIDAY, FEB. 19:

10:30-11:55 a.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, FS1 (Follow live)

1-1:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, FS1 (Follow live)

3-3:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, FS1 (Follow live)

4:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, FS1 (Follow live)

7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck SeriesNextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps, 250 miles), FS1 (Follow live)

SATURDAY, FEB. 20:

10 a.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FS1 (Follow live)

 3:30 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series PowerShares QQQ 300 (120 laps, 300 miles), FS1 (Follow live)   

 

CHRIS FONTAINE SET FOR DOUBLE DUTY AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (February 9, 2016) - - Officials from B.J. McLeod Motorsports (BJMM) announced today the signing of NASCAR veteran driver Chris Fontaine to pilot the second NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) team car in the upcoming PowerShares® QQQ 300 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

Fontaine will drive the No. 99 Ford Mustang in the Feb. 20 XFINITY Series season-opener in a former Roush Fenway Racing car acquired by the team during the off-season.

Fontaine’s XFINITY Series debut will be backed by RackTails Gear with additional support from Glenden Enterprises and JPS Ford.

RackTails is a fashion company specializing in everything from tee-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more for the hunting and fishing enthusiast.

“I’m thrilled about this opportunity to race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series,” said Fontaine. “When it comes to plate racing, it’s some of my favorite racing. B.J. has done a great job getting his XFINITY Series team together in a relatively short amount of time and I honestly think we can go to Daytona and turn some heads.”

In addition to his duties in the XFINITY Series, Fontaine will jumpstart his 2016 season by competing in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) NextEra Energy Resources 250 race in a partnership with BJMM.

Fontaine will drive the No 78 RackTails Gear / Glenden Enterprises Toyota Tundra and is poised to make his 54th series start overall.

In five prior NCWTS starts at Daytona, the 34-year-old has drafted to a track best of seventh in 2012, while starting a track best eighth last February.

“I think running double-duty at Daytona will prove to have its benefits,” offered Fontaine. “Not only does it allow more time in the draft, but it keeps me busy jumping back and forth between the two series. Something that you may learn in the truck you can try to apply to the XFINITY Series car and vice-versa. I’m a little rambunctious to get things going.”

Team principal B.J. McLeod, who will also compete in the PowerShares® QQQ 300 in his No. 78 Batteries Plus Bulbs Ford Mustang couldn’t think of having a better teammate, especially when it comes to restrictor plate racing.

“Anytime that Chris is entered for a superspeedway race, you know he’s going to be in the mix,” McLeod said. “He’s not afraid to get in the thick of the battle and dice it out among the best. We’re confident that our equipment will allow us to be in good shape once the green flag waves.”

Jason Houghtaling will serve as crew chief for Fontaine’s XFINITY Series effort.  

For more on B.J. McLeod, please visit his official Facebook page, while also visiting the team’s new website at BJMcLeodMotorsports.com. Additionally, the team is growing their presence on Twitter, with the team’s new account @teamBJMcLeod. McLeod also utilizes his personal twitter too, @BJMcLeod78.

The PowerShares® QQQ 300 (120 laps / 300 miles) is the first of 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series on the 2016 schedule. Practice begins on Friday, February 19 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. A second practice has been etched in from 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m., while a final session is set for 3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Saturday, February 20 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The 40-car field will take the green flag shortly after 3:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). 

PHOTO CAPTION: The layout of the No. 99 Racktails Gear Ford Mustang for driver Chris Fontaine in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) for B.J. McLeod Motorsports.

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FONTAINE AND TEAM AWARDED THE 2015 SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 16TH

 

CHRIS FONTAINE AND TEAM RECEIVE THE 2015 CHAMPIONS TROPHY AT THE BRIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE SERIES BANQUET IN NEW SMYRNA ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 9TH

  

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