Memphis: Chris Fontaine race report

LAKELAND, FLORIDA -- Chris Fontaine of Lakeland, FL finished 20th in the XPRESS Motorsports Ford in the O'Reilly 200 at Memphis Motorsports Park on Saturday night in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Travis Kvapil sent Brad Keselowski into a spin...

LAKELAND, FLORIDA -- Chris Fontaine of Lakeland, FL finished 20th in the XPRESS Motorsports Ford in the O'Reilly 200 at Memphis Motorsports Park on Saturday night in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Travis Kvapil sent Brad Keselowski into a spin to take the lead with nine laps remaining and went on to win the O'Reilly 200, depriving Keselowski of an apparent victory.

Kvapil's Roush Fenway Racing Ford ran a couple of truck lengths behind Keselowski's Germain Racing Toyota in a 40-lap chase on the .75-mile track. In turn 4 on the 191st lap, Kvapil's truck hit Keselowski's left rear and sent him into a 180-degree spin.

It ruined a storybook type finishing race for Keselowski the pole sitter, who was subbing for the suspended Ted Musgrave. Keselowski finished 16th. Fontaine qualified 26th in a 36 truck field and completed 199 of 200 laps and his driving skills continue to improve.

Kvapil won by 2.320 seconds over runner-up Jack Sprague, who passed Ron Hornaday for second with three laps remaining. It was Kvapil's second victory of the season and the seventh in his truck career.

Series points leader Mike Skinner was fourth and rookie Aaron Fike fifth, both driving Toyotas.

-credit: leftturn

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Ted Musgrave , Jack Sprague , Aaron Fike , Chris Fontaine , Travis Kvapil
Teams Germain Racing , Roush Fenway Racing