JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fontaine, driver of the #45 ProMatic Automation Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 15, 2017 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Young driver signs deal to move to NASCAR full-time next season


Justin Fontaine is moving from the ARCA Racing Series to NASCAR next season, and the 20-year-old has signed with Niece Motorsports.

Fontaine will compete full-time in the Camping World Truck Series, and he will be eligible to win Rookie of the Year honors next season.

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Fontaine will drive the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado, and he made the announcement while on SiriusXM's "The Morning Drive" with Mike Bagley and Pete Pistone.


"This is an exciting time in my career and I believe I'm ready for this next challenge with Niece Motorsports," Fontaine said via Speedway Digest.

"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 has raced three times in the Truck Series, and his best finish was 15th at Pocono.