Bill Amick

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Bill Amick
Born (1925-11-16)November 16, 1925
Died July 15, 1995(1995-07-15)
Awards Inducted in West Coast Stock Car Racing Hall Of Fame (posthumous, 2002)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
48 race(s) run over 8 year(s)
Best champ.
finish
16th - 1957 (Grand National)
First race 1954 untitled race (Oakland Speedway)
Last race 1965 Motor Trend 500 (Riverside Speedway)
First win 1957 untitled race (Capital Speedway)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 27 5

Bill Amick (November 16, 1925 – July 15, 1995) was a NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup Series) and West Coast driver from Portland, Oregon. He has one win, nineteen top-fives, twenty-seven top 10s, and five poles in Grand National.

Driving career[edit]

After racing in the Pacific Coast Late Model Series (now NASCAR Camping World West Series), Amick jumped to the Cup series in 1954 and ran six races. Two years later, he was able to finish seventeenth in the standings. He improved that in 1957, to sixteenth place. In that year, he also won his first and only race at the Capital Speedway in Sacramento, California. That was his highest point finish in his NASCAR Grand National Career. He only raced Grand National part-time because he wanted to focus on the Pacific Coast Late Models in which he finished second in the standings in 1964 and won the championship a year later. After a brief stint of running in the Can-Am Series, Amick retired and started working with NASCAR speedways.

Awards[edit]

Amick was inducted in the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame in its first class (2002).

References[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Ron Hornaday, Sr.
NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Division
1965
Succeeded by
Jack McCoy