STATESVILLE, N.C. – Justin Fontaine will join Niece Motorsports to contest the full NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule next season.
Fontaine will pilot the No. 45 Chevrolet during his rookie season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
“This is an exciting time in my career and I believe I’m ready for this next challenge with Niece Motorsports,” said Fontaine. “I know I have a lot to learn, but with the leadership of Niece Motorsports and the support of my management team at AM Racing, I believe I can transition well and produce some good results in my rookie season.”
Fontaine, the cousin of part-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Chris Fontaine, has three Truck Series starts to his credit, including one this year for Niece Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway.
To date, his best Truck Series finish came in his season debut at Pocono Raceway in August, where he earned a 15th-place finish. The 20-year-old made his Truck Series debut in the fall of Oct. 2016 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
In addition to his Truck Series experience, Fontaine ran a partial ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season this year for AM Racing’s development partner Win-Tron Racing.
Despite being injured in the open race of the ARCA Racing Series season, Fontaine only missed five races before returning to the tour in June at Elko (Minn.) Speedway, where he earned an 11th-place finish. He picked up a career-best finish of ninth at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway and ended the year with a top 10 on the 1.5-mile track of Kentucky Speedway.
Marketing partners and a crew chief for Fontaine will be named at a later date.
“We are thrilled to have Justin join the team next season,” said team owner Al Niece. “In speaking with Justin, his excitement for the 2018 season is contagious.
“As a group we are really looking forward to getting this season started. There’s a lot of work to be done, but we have a solid group who’s ready to hit the ground running.”
CREDIT: Niece Motorsports