STATESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from Niece Motorsports announced today that ProMATIC Automation, a longtime supporter of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Rookie of the Year contender Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) will endorse him in next Friday’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
ProMATIC Automation Inc. specializes in the design and build of custom factory automation equipment.
With complete in-house capabilities of design, programming, fabrication, machining, electrical and mechanical assembly, ProMATIC can manage project resources and coordinate manufacturing efforts to provide quality, on-time automation project implementation.
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.
The 2018 NCWTS season-opener will mark the third consecutive season where the Fletcher, North Carolina-based company will adorn their colors with Fontaine, a native of Asheville, N.C.
“There aren’t words to describe how special it is to have ProMATIC Automation continue to believe in me and make the jump to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season starting at Daytona,” said Fontaine who has three NCWTS starts to his credit.
“ProMATIC has remained a closer partner through the trials and tribulations of my racing career. As my Daytona Truck Series debut approaches, their support means the world to me and I look forward to having a competitive and strong finish in our No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado at the World Center of Racing!”
Statesville, N.C.-based Niece Motorsports announced in December that Fontaine, 20, will drive one of two full-time trucks this season. Fontaine, the cousin of longtime Truck Series competitor Chris Fontaine graduates to the NCWTS after a rookie stint in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards last season.
“This is an exciting time in my career and I believe I’m ready for this next challenge with Niece Motorsports,” added Fontaine.
“I know I have a lot to learn, but with the leadership of Niece Motorsports and the support of others, I believe I can transition well and produce some good results in my rookie season.”
Darrell Morrow was named Fontaine’s crew chief in January.
The NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps / 250 miles) is the first of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2018 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs, Feb. 15 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Feb. 16 beginning at 4:30 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90).