Lyndon Amick

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Lyndon Amick
Born (1977-06-30) June 30, 1977 (age 40)
Saluda, South Carolina
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch South Carolina Army National Guard
Years of service 2003–present
Rank Sergeant
Unit Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Operation Enduring Freedom
Spouse(s) Melanie Amick[1]
Achievements 1996 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
93 races run over 7 years
Best finish 28th (2000)
First race 1997 Gargoyles 300 (Daytona)
Last race 2003 Aaron's 312 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 10 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
4 races run over 2 years
Best finish 63rd (2000)
First race 2000 Daytona 250 (Daytona)
Last race 2001 Federated Auto Parts 200 (Nashville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of January 15, 2012.

Lyndon Amick (born June 30, 1977) is a former NASCAR driver. He spent most of his NASCAR career in the NASCAR Busch Series driving for his family-owned team.

Racing career[edit]

Amick was the 1996 NASCAR Goody's Dash series champion. Amick made his NASCAR Busch Series debut in 1997, driving the No. 35 Pontiac Grand Prix owned by his father, Bill. He had sponsorship from Rockwell Automation and ran fifteen races. His first career start in the 1997 race at Daytona International Speedway. He started in the 37th position in the 45-car field, but finished 44th after a multi-car crash on lap 28 forced him out of the race early. Out of the rest of the races he ran that season, he only managed a best finish of 15th at IRP and only had two other top-20 finishes. His best start was a 12th at the fall race at Darlington. After his rookie run, Amick made a dozen starts in 1998. In back to back starts, Amick earned a 4th at Myrtle Beach and an 8th at South Boston. In his return to IRP, Amick also earned a 3rd place starting position. He ended the season in 45th place in points.

In nineteen starts in 1999, Amick received sponsorship from SCANA Pontiac, Amick recorded three top-10s including a fifth. Also, Amick matched his best career start of 3rd at Las Vegas. Amick made his first full-time run 2000. Amick had three top-10s, the best being a 9th at Richmond and a pair of tenths, finishing 28th in points. Amick made two Craftsman Truck Series races. In 2000, Amick made his debut in the inaugural race at Daytona. He started 3rd and ran well. He was seventh on lap 56, but finished 22nd after a fiery crash with Geoffrey Bodine. Amick returned at IRP, starting 13th, and led 7 to finish 2nd, barely losing to Joe Ruttman.

After losing sponsor SCANA, Amick six races in 2001. He earned a 7th at Watkins Glen International Raceway, but two crashes and one engine failure. He also drove in two more Truck races for Schrader, finishing 9th at Daytona.

In 2002, Amick began the season the No. 26 Dr Pepper Chevy full-time for Carroll Racing. He managed a best finish of 14th at Rockingham, and after ten races and a 31st at Richmond, Amick was released in favor of Ron Hornaday. Amick's best weekend was a one-race deal with ppc Racing at Kansas. He started 12th and ran well to a 9th-place finish. Amick's final start came at Talladega in 2003, when he leased a car from Braun Racing and finished 36th after an early crash.

Military career[edit]

In May 2003, Amick enlisted in the South Carolina Army National Guard, in which he was a sergeant with the Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment.[2][3][1] In 2007, he was deployed in combat during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.[4]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 NBSC Pts Ref
1996 Team Amick 33 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NZH CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NHA TAL IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR
DNQ
HOM NA - [5]
1997 35 Pontiac DAY
44
CAR RCH ATL
35
LVS DAR
38
HCY TEX
40
BRI
DNQ
NSV
20
TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN
24
MLW
32
MYB GTY
28
IRP
15
MCH
DNQ
BRI
23
RCH
DNQ
DOV
17
CLT
35
CAL
29
CAR
36
HOM
DNQ
42nd 1110 [6]
Chevy DAR
29
1998 Pontiac DAY
DNQ
CAR
26
LVS
DNQ
NSV
35
DAR
16
BRI
DNQ
TEX HCY TAL
33
NHA NZH CLT
DNQ
DOV RCH
22
PPR GLN MLW MYB
4
CAL SBO
9
IRP
22
MCH
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
DAR
43
RCH
31
DOV
27
GTY
41
HOM
DNQ
45th 1045 [7]
Chevy CLT
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
1999 DAY
29
CAR
37
LVS
43
ATL
29
DAR
DNQ
TEX
41
NSV
DNQ
BRI
41
TAL
5
CAL
9
NHA
26
RCH
43
NZH
37
CLT
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
SBO
19
GLN MLW MYB
24
PPR
32
GTY
DNQ
IRP
21
MCH BRI DOV
27
CLT CAR MEM
10
PHO
28
HOM
42
34th 1483 [8]
88 Chevy DAR
DNQ
RCH
2000 Team Amick 35 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAR
10
LVS
37
ATL
15
DAR
10
BRI
19
TEX
33
NSV
43
TAL
35
CAL
11
RCH
9
NHA
37
CLT
11
DOV
35
SBO
16
MYB
16
GLN
38
MLW
34
NZH
41
PPR
23
GTY
39
IRP
43
MCH
38
BRI
17
DAR
40
RCH
35
DOV
39
CLT
35
CAR
DNQ
MEM
30
PHO
36
HOM
DNQ
28th 2266 [9]
2001 Pontiac DAY
21
CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH 57th 493 [10]
Chevy TAL
30
CAL RCH
43
NHA NZH CLT DOV KEN MLW GLN
7
CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR
21
RCH
41
DOV KAN CLT MEM PHO CAR HOM
2002 Carroll Racing 26 Pontiac DAY
19
DAR
41
TAL
25
44th 960 [11]
Chevy CAR
14
LVS
30
BRI
22
TEX
41
NSH
28
CAL
20
RCH
31
NHA NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV
ppc Racing 15 Ford KAN
9
CLT MEM
Pontiac ATL
DNQ
CAR PHO HOM
2003 Team Amick 32 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL
36
NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO CAR HOM 141st 55 [12]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 NCTC Pts Ref
2000 Ken Schrader Racing 52 Chevy DAY
22
HOM PHO MMR MAR PIR GTY MEM PPR EVG TEX KEN GLN MLW NHA NZH MCH IRP
2
NSV CIC RCH DOV TEX CAL 63rd 277 [13]
2001 DAY
9
HOM MMR MAR GTY DAR PPR DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA IRP NSH
13
CIC NZH RCH SBO TEX LVS PHO CAL 65th 267 [14]

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Re/Max Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ARMC Pts Ref
2000 Ken Schrader Racing 99 Chevy DAY
12
SLM AND 38th 895 [15]
Pontiac CLT
1
KIL FRS MCH POC TOL KEN BLN POC WIN ISF KEN DSF SLM CLT
19
TAL
7
ATL
14
2001 Chevy DAY NSH WIN SLM GTY KEN CLT KAN MCH POC MEM GLN
6*
KEN MCH POC NSH ISF CHI DSF SLM TOL BLN CLT TAL ATL 108th 230 [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Houston, Rick (December 7, 2006). "Former NASCAR driver headed to Afghanistan". NASCAR. Retrieved September 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ "May 2003 Busch Series Archive". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved September 11, 2017. Lyndon Amick has enlisted into the National Guard and is being inducted today.(XM Satellite- NASCAR Radio - Subscription Required)(5-23-2003) 
  3. ^ Crumbo, Chuck (August 30, 2007). "Military ranks swell with Tiger, Gamecock pride". The Herald. Rock Hill, South Carolina. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  4. ^ Giles, Jennie Jones (April 23, 2007). "Retreat will help military families with sick kids". The Times-News. Hendersonville, North Carolina. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  5. ^ "Lyndon Amick – 1996 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Lyndon Amick – 1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Lyndon Amick – 1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Lyndon Amick – 1999 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Lyndon Amick – 2000 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Lyndon Amick – 2001 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Lyndon Amick – 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Lyndon Amick – 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Lyndon Amick – 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Lyndon Amick – 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Lyndon Amick – 2000 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Lyndon Amick – 2001 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
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Sporting positions
Preceded by
David Hutto
NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Champion
1996
Succeeded by
Mike Swaim, Jr.