CHRIS FONTAINE TO START 2011 NCWTS SEASON WITH HIS FIRST TRUCK RACE AT DAYTONA
Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #84 NCWTS team are preparing their #84 NCWTS Toyota Tundra truck for the race at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2011.
This will be the first time Fontaine has raced in a NCWTS race at Daytona and his second race at the track. It will be his 25th career start in NCWTS.
In 2004, he drove in the i-Power DASH race at Daytona, starting 17th and finishing 15th.
In the last NCWTS race he ran, Chris Fontaine led the October 2010 race at Talladega three times for a total of 15 laps.
It was his first career race at the track and he says he learned a lot there that he can take to Daytona.
"I learned a lot about drafting, a lot about the side draft, who I can work with, who will work with me and when to go to the outside. I learned a lot about the restarts and a lot about coming to pit road at those speedways," Fontaine said, adding, "So, a lot of the things I didn't know and was nervous about, I don't have to be this time so I can concentrate on doing the best that I can do, and concentrate on what is going on instead of worrying. I feel a lot of confidence going into the race and I am really, really looking forward to it."
When asked if running the DASH race in 2004 will help him at the speedway, Fontaine said, "Not really, the car was completely different than a truck and had maybe one third of the horsepower. That was back on the old track. The track is smooth now, and I have a very competative truck."
About his and the teams plans for running the full NCWTS schedule of races this year, Chris Fontaine said, "We are going to take it one race at a time."