Ron Fellows - NASCAR


Fellows has had various stints in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide Series, and Sprint Cup Series, as a "Road Course Ringer". He has 2 wins and 3 poles in the Camping World Truck Series, winning twice at Watkins Glen. He has had even greater success in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, where he has 4 wins and two poles in 6 starts. He was also the first non-American to win a NASCAR Nationwide Series event. As of November 22, 2011, Fellows holds the record for most wins by a foreign-born driver in NASCAR's top three series (Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and Camping World Trucks) with six - four in Nationwide and two in Trucks.

On August 2, 2008, Ron won a rain shortened NASCAR Nationwide Series race, the NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in the #5 Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt Jr's JR Motorsports team. This race made history as the first points paying race to be run on Goodyear rain tires and the race is compared to colleague driver Tony Stewart's 2005 win at Indianapolis. NASCAR races are generally red flagged for rain and sometimes end up causing the race to be ended early and determine whoever is in the front the winner. Fellows was very emotional about his win because his long-life childhood dream was to win a professional paying race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (AKA Montreal for short) since his own childhood hero raced there. His win was his fourth win in the NNS all on road courses since he is a road course king. He is tied with Terry Labonte with 4.

Fellows returned to NASCAR in 2011 with JR Motorsports. Driving the #7 AER Manufacturing Chevrolet, he was in contention to win the Bucyrus 200 at Road America. He took the lead from Justin Allgaier, who had run out of fuel previously. Incidentally, Fellows passed both Allgaier and Reed Sorenson to take the lead. However, NASCAR and ESPN saw that Fellows had passed both drivers under caution, which is illegal in NASCAR. Believing that Sorenson slowed due to being out of fuel, Fellows drove past them at nearly race speed, though NASCAR rules stipulate that a driver must maintain reasonable speed while under the caution flag. As a result, Fellows was relegated to second place post-race, handing the win to Sorenson. Notably, Fellows maintains that he should have won the race.

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