Are You Game?- Lyndon Amick will fly directly to San Francisco on Saturday evening after the NAPA AutoCare 250. The reason? Amick, along with fellow NASCAR Busch Series competitors Jason Jarrett, Justin Labonte and Hank Parker, Jr, will be ...
Are You Game?- Lyndon Amick will fly directly to San Francisco on Saturday evening after the NAPA AutoCare 250. The reason? Amick, along with fellow NASCAR Busch Series competitors Jason Jarrett, Justin Labonte and Hank Parker, Jr, will be participating in a press junket to promote a new racing video game for Codemasters, a British Software Company. The game, which can be played on the Sony Playstation, will be released in the United States this fall. A press conference to unveil the game to the motorsports press is scheduled for Thursday, August 3rd, at Indianapolis Raceway Park.
"I love video games, especially racing simulators," said Amick. "Codemasters has really got a great product, it's very realistic, and a lot of fun to play. I think that this partnership is unique, in that Hank, Justin, Jason and myself all play a lot of video games. I don't think there's any of the older drivers who are nearly as experienced on the video games as we are. I'm looking forward to using both my racing and gaming experience to offer advice and input on some of the other releases Codemasters is planning."
With Friends Like This - Team Amick's hopes for a top-five finish at Nazareth Speedway were dashed last Sunday just after the halfway point of the 200-lap event. Going into turn three of the one-mile track while running the, the No. 35 ended up in the wall after contact with the No.1 entry of Randy Lajoie. While Lajoie continued on, finishing eighth, the damage to the POWERTEL / Mitsubishi Wireless Chevrolet was too severe to be repaired in the time remaining in the race. The 41st place finish drops Amick to 25th in the Driver's Points Standings.
Amick said of the incident, "I thought I gave him plenty of room, but I guess it wasn't enough for him. I like Randy, he and I normally have no problems on or off the track. After seeing the tape, I really can't see why the accident happened, he had more than enough track space to keep from hitting me. I really wanted a top-five finish, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be."
Truckin' - Lyndon Amick spent Wednesday afternoon at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, testing the No. 52 Ken Schrader Racing-owned Penda Bedliners Chevrolet Silverado . Amick will drive the truck in only the second NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race of his career in August at Indianapolis Raceway Park.
In addition, Amick served as the test pilot for Schrader's No. 25 Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Late Model car. Schrader will race the car in a few weeks in one of the many extracurricular races he competes in when he's not busy driving the No. 36 M&M's Pontiac in the Winston Cup Series.
On Pike's Peak- "I like the track a lot. We qualified well here last year, but the race setup just wasn't what it needed to be. It's like a small Michigan with the D-shaped oval, but it's also got some similarities to Richmond. One big difference between Colorado and those other tracks is how much the altitude affects the amount of power you're able to generate. You can definitely feel it when you step on the throttle, the thinner air really robs you of some horsepower. But, everybody has to deal with it."
Lyndon Amick's Career Busch Series Statistics at Pike's Peak International Raceway
<pre> Year Finish Start Laps Winnings Status 7/24/99 32 13 243/250 $12,225.00 RUNNING