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Ron Fellows

Ron Fellows

Birthdate: Sept. 28, 1959
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Residence: Mississauga, Ontario
Family: Wife Lynda, children Lindsay, Sam, Patrick

Ron Fellows, a four-time NASCAR Nationwide Series winner, will pilot the No. 5 Fastenal Chevrolet in NNS road-course races at Watkins Glen International and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2009.

A native of Windsor, Ontario, Fellows is the defending race winner at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, as he drove JR Motorsports to its first road-course victory in the No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet last August.  It was a historic win at the Montreal road course, as Fellows became the first Canadian to win a NASCAR event on Canadian soil.  It was Fellows’ fourth series victory.  His other three wins came at Watkins Glen in 1998, 2000, and 2001.

Fellows is one of four drivers that represent the Fastenal Racing lineup, which serves as primary sponsor for the No. 5 team in 14 of its 21 races. The other Fastenal drivers include, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman and Scott Wimmer.

A longtime sports car and road-racing veteran, Fellows is credited with three class championships in the American Le Mans Series, two class wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and 19 overall victories in the Sports Car Club of America's Trans-Am Series as a member of the Corvette Racing Team.  His NASCAR credentials include six overall wins (two in the Camping World Truck Series), and two runner-up finishes in Sprint Cup competition.  With his four Nationwide Series victories, he also has six top-fives, seven top-10s and two poles in 13 starts.

Career Highlights

• 2008: Ran endurance races (Sebring, LeMans, Petit LeMans) for Corvette Racing.  Winning Sebring and Petit and finishing second in class at LeMans. Ran two NASCAR Sprint Cup races with Dale Earnhardt Incorporated. Won the NASCAR Nationwide Race in Montreal at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with JR Motorsports.

• 2007: Ran endurance races (Sebring, Le Mans) and Mosport round with Corvette Racing one pole and two runner-up finishes in SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT with Team Cadillac. Voted "Most Popular Driver" by ALMS fans for unprecedented fourth straight year. Ran selected NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series road races, finishing fourth in Montreal and Watkins Glen.

• 2006: One ALMS win (Road America), one SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT win with Team Cadillac (Long Beach). Voted "Most Popular Driver" by ALMS fans for third consecutive year.

• 2005: Runner-up in ALMS GT1 championship, three ALMS wins (Road Atlanta, Mid-Ohio, and Sonoma); one SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT win with Team Cadillac (Mosport). Voted "Most Popular Driver" by ALMS fans for second consecutive year.

• 2004: ALMS GTS co-champion (with O'Connell), five ALMS wins (Sebring, Mid-Ohio, Sonoma, Portland, Laguna Seca), one SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT win with Team Cadillac (Mosport). Voted "Most Popular Driver" by ALMS fans.

• 2003: ALMS GTS co-champion (with O'Connell), three ALMS wins (Sebring, Sonoma, Mosport).

• 2002: GTS winner in 24 Hours of Le Mans, ALMS GTS champion, seven ALMS wins (Sebring, Sonoma, Mid-Ohio, Washington D.C., Mosport, Miami, Atlanta).

• 2001: Overall winner in Rolex 24 at Daytona, GTS winner in 24 Hours of Le Mans, five ALMS wins (Texas, Sonoma, Portland, Mosport, Mid-Ohio).

• 2000: First win for Corvette Racing (Texas).

• 1999: Won Camping World Truck Series race at Watkins Glen.

• 1997: Overall winner, Mosport IMSA WSC (Ferrari). Won his first Camping World Truck Series race at Watkins Glen in only his third career start.

• 1989: Player’s/GM Challenge champion, runner-up in 1987-88