|Born||December 1, 1981|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|Best finish||127th (2016)|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career|
|59 races run over 13 years|
|Best finish||25th (2012)|
|First race||2005 UAW-GM Ohio 250 (Mansfield)|
|Last race||2019 NextEra Energy 250 (Daytona)|
|Statistics current as of November 18, 2019.|
Christopher Fontaine (born December 1, 1981) is an American former professional stock car racing driver. He has competed in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, driving in 59 races, most notably for Glenden Enterprises.
Chris Fontaine began racing at the age of 16, driving Minicup racecars. In his first years of driving, he racked up two wins, and finished in the top five in thirteen of his fourteen races. He also won many other Late Model races in the FASCAR and SARA Series.
In 2001, Fontaine ran the NASCAR All Pro Series. In 2002, Fontaine attempted to make his debut in the NASCAR Busch Series, using a car purchased from NEMCO Motorsports; he failed to qualify for races at Memphis Motorsports Park, Dover International Speedway, and Nashville Superspeedway.
ASA and NASCAR
In 2005 Fontaine made his first ever start in NASCAR competition at the national series level. Driving in the Craftsman Truck Series for Bobby Hamilton Racing, he finished seventeenth at Mansfield Motorsports Park. He also drove in two more races that year, at the Milwaukee Mile, and the Kansas Speedway. At Kansas, Fontaine was involved in a spectacular wreck with Kelly Sutton, after making contact with Sutton's truck, flipping her over.
In 2007, he finished 5th in the American Speed Association Late Model Southern Division points. he also finished 3rd in Rookie Points in 2007. Fontaine made two more starts in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2007. He drove for Xpress Motorsports, getting his best finish of 17th at Mansfield Motorsports Park. For the 2009 season, Fontaine teamed up with Glenden Enterprises to race a handful of races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in his own trucks. At Gateway International Raceway, he earned his career best finish of 13th.
For 2010, Fontaine ran 7 races with Glenden, having an impressive run at Talladega, leading 15 laps before finishing 19th. In 2011, Fontaine returned to Daytona International Speedway in the Trucks and qualified 6th but was caught up in a large wreck near the end. For 2012, Fontaine returned to the Camping World Truck Series, running the majority of the season; he scored his first top-ten in the series in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, finishing seventh.
In 2014, Fontaine scored his 2nd career top-ten finish at Talladega Superspeedway, finishing 7th. For 2015, Fontaine continued to enter in select superspeedway races while making his debut at Eldora Speedway with B.J. McLeod Motorsports, finishing 16th. At Talladega, Fontaine scored his 3rd career top-ten finish, finishing eighth. In 2016, Fontaine entered in 4 races with Glenden Enterprises in the number 78, failing to qualify at Martinsville Speedway and Eldora Speedway, while managing to qualify for both Daytona and Talladega.
Fontaine's last race with the truck chassis "Freak", a truck that Fontaine had bought in 2009 from Bobby Hamilton Racing that had won at Daytona three times, came in 2018 at Talladega Superspeedway, where he was running inside the top five and crashed after making contact with Justin Haley.
In 2005, Fontaine was accused of rape following an evening out at a nightclub. Although he maintained innocence, he negotiated a plea deal in which adjuciation was withheld, and he was ordered to attend anger management classes, as well as undergoing psychological evaluation and sensitivity training.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
|NASCAR Xfinity Series results|
|2002||E. E. Sawyer||41||Chevy||DAY||CAR||LVS||DAR||BRI||TEX||NSH||TAL||CAL||RCH||NHA||NZH||CLT||DOV||NSH||KEN||MLW||DAY||CHI||GTY||PPR||IRP||MCH||BRI||DAR||RCH
|2016||B. J. McLeod Motorsports||99||Ford||DAY
Gander Outdoors Truck Series
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
- Chris Fontaine Career Statistics
- Barker, John (June 9, 2005). "Fontaine To Run In Truck Race". The Ledger. Lakeland, FL. p. C6. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Newell, Jesse (July 5, 2006). "Cook ends extended drought in Craftsman Truck Series". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, KS. p. 2B. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Mendez, Carlos (February 29, 2012). "Daytona 500's blazing start gives NASCAR hopes for red-hot season". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fort Worth, TX. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- "Justin Fontaine returns to AM Racing for limited 2017 Truck Series season". Catchfence. December 21, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
- Geary, Jason (February 11, 2006). "Fontaine Strikes Sex Case Bargain". The Ledger. Lakeland, Florida. Retrieved 2012-02-25.