Justin Fontaine – JAG Metals 350 Race Advance

by Official Release On Wed, Oct. 31, 2018

JAG Metals 350 | Texas Motor Speedway Race Advance
Team: No. 45 ProMATIC Automation | Superior Essex Chevrolet Silverado
Driver: Justin Fontaine
Follow the Team: @NieceMotorsport; @driverfontaine

Fontaine on Racing at Texas: “I like Texas,” said Fontaine. “Even though the pavement is still relatively new, and the groove isn’t very wide, the Truck Series puts on a good show and I don’t expect any different on Friday night.

“The competition will ramp up these last three races. There’s a championship on the line, drivers wanting to make a name for themselves and for me – wanting to go out on a high note. I’m proud of what we’ve built at Niece Motorsports this season with the No. 45 team.

“We’ve led some laps, finished inside the top-10 and had some memorable runs. We’ve only gotten better as the year has progressed and that’s comforting to me knowing that I contributed to it.

“When it comes to Texas though – I have laps and that helps. My teammate Austin (Wayne Self) also has plenty of laps – so it’s reassuring that I can talk to him too about what my truck is doing or what to expect during the fall race.

“It’s not going to be as hot as it was in June, so I expect the weather to play a factor in the way the truck handles – but not anything I don’t think we can compensate for. I’m ready for Texas.”

Fontaine at Texas Motor Speedway: Fontaine will make his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night.

Recapping Martinsville: Rain on Friday canceled practice for the Truck Series, so Fontaine’s first laps of the weekend were in qualifying. The team battled tough passing conditions to earn a 27th-place finish at Martinsville Speedway.

“Despite no practice, I had a good feeling about the race based on the way our No. 45 ProMATIC Automation Chevrolet handled in qualifying,” said Fontaine.

“I know we didn’t start where we wanted to, but we were making some strides during the race before we had a parts failure in the left front that hindered our opportunity to have a good finish.

“There’s nothing we can do about it now. It’s just part of it. I appreciate the work of my Niece Motorsports team and we’ll work hard to have some strong finishes for the final three race stretch.”

On the Truck: Fontaine’s No. 45 Chevrolet will carry the ProMATIC Automation, Inc. colors in this week’s race. ProMATIC Automation, Inc. specializes in the design and build of custom factory automation equipment.

ProMATIC Automation, Inc. has extensive experience in the integration of high-level automation technologies like robotics, laser, vision, and dispensing systems along with many years of combined experience in the design and machining of custom manufactured components.

About Niece Motorsports: Niece Motorsports is owned by United States Marine Corps Veteran Al Niece. In 2018, Niece Motorsports enters its second full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, fielding two full-time teams with Austin Wayne Self and Justin Fontaine. Niece also owns Niece Equipment, which has for over 30 years provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices. Niece Equipment’s reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability. The company provides water and fuel/lube trucks that are engineered with quality and durability in mind for the construction and mining industry. Follow the team on Facebook and Instagram @NieceMotorsports as well as twitter @NieceMotorsport.

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