BUSCH: Team Amick Myrtle Beach notes


Driver- Lyndon Amick
Myrtle Beach 250 Notes and Quotes

There's No Place Like Home- Myrtle Beach Speedway holds a special place in Lyndon Amick's heart. Not only is the .538-mile track located in Amick's home state of South Carolina, it's also the site of his very first top-five finish. In his first Busch Series start at the Myrtle Beach Speedway in July of 1998, Amick qualified eighth and finished fourth, which still holds the mark as his best-ever career Busch Series finish.

A Little R&R- The Amick family, who own a summer home in the Myrtle Beach area, use the week leading up to the Myrtle Beach 250 as an opportunity to have an abbreviated family vacation. Team Amick Motorsports Owner, Bill Amick, and his wife Linda, invite Lyndon, his brother and sister, David and Angie, and their families to spend a few days relaxing in the sun and surf. The elder Amick also gives his crew a day or two off before the Myrtle Beach event. He encourages his crewmen to bring their families to the beach for a few days of rest and relaxation in the middle of their very hectic schedules.

Speaking Of Hectic- If anyone knows the meaning of the words "hectic schedule" these past few weeks, Lyndon Amick can certainly define the term. >From the time he left Dover Downs International Speedway after the June 3 Busch race there, Amick has not slept in his own bed. Amick headed out to the Bondurant Road Racing School in Phoenix, AZ, on June 4, for two days to brush up on his road racing skills. Returning to Concord, NC, early Wednesday morning, he immediately headed to Hickory, NC, for an informal test session. That evening, Amick caught a flight to Watkins Glen, NY, where he tested all day Thursday. Friday morning, Amick flew from "The Glen" down to Concord, NC, before hopping a plane to South Boston, VA, for last Saturday's Textilease Medique 300. As soon as he climbed from the car in South Boston, Amick flew to Myrtle Beach for some much deserved rest.

Driver- Lyndon Amick

On The Larger Field Of Cars At This Year's Myrtle Beach Event- "As much as I like running here, there's no sense in having 43 cars on a track as small as this one. These racecars cost way too much to build, and our crews work way too hard to get these cars right for the drivers to come out here and wreck them on the first lap. I don't think that it makes for good racing, and a lot of hard work goes out the window. It's just a waste. Look at last weekend's race, a third of the laps were run under caution. The fans aren't paying to see the pace car drive around at 35 miles an hour, they come to see some racing."

On Returning To The Site of His First Top-Five Finish- "To be honest with you, I'm embarrassed that I haven't finished any better than fourth in my Busch Series career. It's nice that we've qualified well here, and I've had one good finish here, but I need to develop more consistency and finish in the top-10 and top-15 more often. We're showing flashes of what we can do, but now we need to put it together week after week. That's our next goal, to try and smooth out the hills and valleys a little. If we can get our qualifying a little better, I think we can avoid some of the accidents back in the pack, and it'll show in our finishes."

Lyndon Amick's Career Busch Series Statistics at Myrtle Beach Speedway Year Finish Start Laps Winnings Condition 7/11/98 4 8 250 / 250 $ 8,900.00 RUNNING 7/17/99 24 6 247 / 250 $ 6,855.00 RUNNING

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