CONCORD, NC (October 19) - Owner Bill Amick today announced the addition veteran crew chief Ricky Pearson to the ranks of Team Amick Motorsports as the new Vice-President of Operations. Pearson will join Team Amick to oversee the day-to-day ...
CONCORD, NC (October 19) - Owner Bill Amick today announced the addition veteran crew chief Ricky Pearson to the ranks of Team Amick Motorsports as the new Vice-President of Operations.
Pearson will join Team Amick to oversee the day-to-day management of the organization, and will also serve as the Crew Chief of the No. 35 SCANA / Powertel Chevy in the 2000 NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division season.
"We're thrilled and honored to have someone of Ricky's caliber," said Amick. "He's been very successful in the Busch Series, and we think he possesses the knowledge and experience to help lead our organization into the next century. The team and I are looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with him."
Pearson currently serves as the General Manager of Buckshot Racing, where he oversees both the Winston Cup and Busch Series entries for driver Buckshot Jones. Pearson said it is the opportunity to work with another young driver and a young organization that helped him decide to accept the Team Amick offer.
"I really enjoy working with up-and-coming talent like Buckshot and Lynd Amick," said Pearson. "I know that Team Amick has great equipment an their engine program is one of the best in the Busch Series. I also believe that Lyndon has the talent to be a strong contender. I really want to help this entire team realize its potential."
While he has agreed to join Team Amick, Pearson emphasized that he is committed to helping the Buckshot Racing team until a suitable replacement is found or until the end of the season.
"The Jones family has been great to me these past few years and gave me tremendous opportunity," said Pearson. "I want to do right by them."
Pearson, son of racing legend David Pearson, is considered by many to be one of the best leaders among crew chiefs in the NASCAR Busch Series garage.
With older brother Larry driving and younger brother Eddie assisting in car preparation, Ricky served as crew chief when the Pearson family won 13 NASCAR Busch Series races and two championships (1986 & 1987) from 1982 to 1989.
In his 18-year career, Pearson has amassed an impressive total of 27 victories, 119 top-five and 196 top-10 finishes as a crew chief.
Having Pearson on board seems a perfect fit for Team Amick, only strengthened by the fact that both the Pearsons and the Amicks hail from the state of South Carolina.
"I'm proud to be associated with the Pearsons, a legendary racing family from my home state," said driver Lyndon Amick, who will pilot the No. 35 next season. "With Ricky's help, I hope to make all the NASCAR fans South Carolina proud."