CHRIS FONTAINE AND THE CFI TEAM TO RUN NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES IN 2009 Chris Fontaine and the CFI team are shifting gears to run the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series after running their best ever Late Model season in 2008. The team...
CHRIS FONTAINE AND THE CFI TEAM TO RUN NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES IN 2009
Chris Fontaine and the CFI team are shifting gears to run the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series after running their best ever Late Model season in 2008.
The team has purchased three trucks from TRG Motorsports and is in the process of preparing them for the March 28 NCWTS race at Martinsville. The race will be televised on FOX network.
Fontaine will be driving the #48 Glenden Enterprises Chevrolet in the team's season debut.
"We think it is the right time to step up it, and given the economy, it made the most sense to start doing it now because of the opportunities that exist with the changes NASCAR has made to make it more affordable," Fontaine said of the team's decision to run trucks this year.
The 27 year old Lakeland,Florida native also plans to run six other NCWTS races in 2009, including Dover, Memphis, Indianapolis, Bristol, Madison, and the fall race at Martinsville.
"Unless we can get more money that is all we can run. The lack of sponsorship is holding us back from running more races, and we are able to do what we are doing with the support of Glenden Enterprises" Fontaine said.
Fontaine said his goal for the 2009 NCTWS season is to be able to finish a race in the top ten.
Chris ran three NASCAR Craftsman Truck races driving the #4 for Bobby Hamilton Racing in 2005. His best finish was 17th at Mansfield.
He drove the Xpress Motorsports #16 NASCAR Craftsman Truck in races at Mansfield and Memphis during 2007. Once again his best finish was 17th at Mansfield.
In 2008, Fontaine and the team had their best Late Model season to date.
He finished out the ASASoutheast Asphalt Tour 2008 season fourth in points with three top fives, six top tens and one pole. Fontaine finished only 13 points out of third, and would have had third place had it not been for getting wrecked in the last points race of the season.
In addition to the ASASAT schedule, Fontaine also ran some Late Model, Super Late Model and V-8 Thunderstock dirt races in 2008.
He got four wins, seven top fives and nine top tens of thirteen races in those series'. His qualifying record was five poles, ten top fives and fifteen top tens of 20 ASASAT, Super Late Model and Late Model races.
Fontaine's career record from 2003 through 2008 is eight wins, 50 top five's and 85 top ten's out of 160 races. His career qualifying record from 2003 through 2008 is 14 poles, 45 top five's and 86 top ten's out of 132 recorded runs.