Martinsville: Chris Fontaine race report

CHRIS FONTAINE TAKES 20TH AT MARTINSVILLE IN THE NCWTS KROGER Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises/Yellowstone Energy ...

CHRIS FONTAINE TAKES 20TH AT MARTINSVILLE IN THE NCWTS KROGER

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises/Yellowstone Energy #84 Chevy Silverado to a 20th place finish in the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck race on Monday, March 30.

It was the first NCWTS race for Fontaine since Mansfield in May of 2007, and only the fifth series start of his career.

It was the first NCWTS race for the Glenden Enterprises Team.

The team has been busy during the off-season converting from Late Models to NCWTS trucks.

"I think overall it went really well. We succeeded in over ninety percent of the things we wanted to do. We definitely have room for improvement, but for where we finished and what I know we are capable of we can definitely get in the top ten with the guys we have," Fontaine said.

"We did not have all the equipment we needed. We thought we could get away without having some of the radio stuff, but we know now we have to have it. When we get it our pit stops will be more organized and faster," Fontaine said.

Fontaine had qualified in the 27th position, but had to go to the end of the field at the start of the race because NASCAR penalized him for missing the driver's meeting on Friday.

"It was my fault. It was raining and everything was running behind schedule except for that. It was my fault I missed it. I realized what time it was after it was over," Fontaine said.

Fontaine got spun once during the race by Ricky Carmichael. "He has to learn a little bit more, but it was just short track racing," Fontaine said.

Fontaine got into the #85 on a restart and spun him out. "It was time to go," Fontaine said, adding," There were people behind me pushing me, so we had to go."

"I am looking forward to the next race," Fontaine said, adding,"I want to thank everybody for everything they did; all the hard work and all the overtime that they put in."

"I am looking forward to Dover and doing better, and I am looking forward to Friday and trying to make it three wins in a row on the dirt track at Ocala Speedway," Fontaine said.

-credit: chrisfontaine.com

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ricky Carmichael , Chris Fontaine