Hot, Hot, Hot!! - Lyndon is a little concerned about the condition of his feet for Saturday's Dover race. Amick suffered minor burns to his heels and buttocks during last Saturday's CarQuest 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, due to heat radiating from...
Hot, Hot, Hot!! - Lyndon is a little concerned about the condition of his feet for Saturday's Dover race. Amick suffered minor burns to his heels and buttocks during last Saturday's CarQuest 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, due to heat radiating from the floorboard of his No. 35 machine. He hopes that his injuries will be healed enough to not cause discomfort during Saturday's MBNA Platinum 200.
Wide Open Road Racing - Lyndon and his friend and fellow NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division (NBS) competitor, Hank Parker Jr., will leave the day after the MBNA Platinum 200 to go to the Bondurant Driving School in Phoenix, AZ, for two days of instruction in the art of Road Racing. Amick and Parker attended the school together last year, but both feel like a refresher course can only help their chances at the June 25 Lysol 200 at Watkins Glen International Speedway, the only road race on the NBS schedule. Lyndon will head to Watkins Glen for one day of testing on Thursday, June 8.
Not The Only One- Lyndon is not the only member of the Amick family who's racing these days. His older brother, David Amick, is competing in a family-owned Dodge Viper in the Super Grand Sport (SGS) Class of the Motorola Cup Road Racing Series. Along with road racing veteran, Joe Varde, David has won three of the four SGS events that he's competed in this season. The Team Amick Dodge Viper is entered in this weekend's U.S. Road Racing Classic at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Third Time Around- Team Amick will compete at Dover Downs International Speedway for only the third time since the team made the jump to the NASCAR Busch Series in 1997. Team Amick's best finish at the facility came in the MBNA 200 in September of 1997, where he finished 17th. Driver- Lyndon Amick
On Returning to Dover : "The difference between last year and this year is my confidence level since we hired (crew chief) Ricky Pearson. I believe that we can turn a much more impressive qualifying lap than we did at this event last season. Last year, my confidence was kind of shaky by this point, but this year, it's a whole different story. We've already scored three top-10 finishes, which matches the number of top-10's we got during all of 1999. Ricky Pearson has made all the difference in the world, and his belief in me helps my confidence level immensely."
On Dover: "To me, it's like a bigger version of Bristol (Motor Speedway). The only difference is that you can hit the wall a lot harder here at Dover. The concrete surface makes the race track much more consistent when the weather changes than an asphalt surface does. After the way everyone slipped and slid around Charlotte (Lowe's Motor Speedway) last weekend when the sun came out and the track heated up, it makes you appreciate the concrete surface that much more."