While the No. 99 only managed the 18th fastest time of the test session with a lap of 31.05 seconds at 178.551 miles per hour, Amick says there's a very simple explanation. "We spent the entire test session focusing on race set ups," Amick ...
While the No. 99 only managed the 18th fastest time of the test session with a lap of 31.05 seconds at 178.551 miles per hour, Amick says there's a very simple explanation.
"We spent the entire test session focusing on race set ups," Amick explained. "We'll worry about our qualifying set ups when we go back to practice before the race, but we wanted to know that we'll have our car ready to go when the green flag drops, so that's where we decided to spend our time. It would have been nice to have had one of the top-five practice speeds, but that doesn't mean a whole lot when it comes time to race."
Look Ma, I'm on TV!- Race fans who watch ESPN, ESPN2, Speedvision or even MTV might have been surprised to see Lyndon Amick, Hank Parker, Jr., Jason Jarrett and Justin Labonte in an advertising spot that is on heavy rotation on those networks. The commercial, which the four young drivers filmed in Charlotte in September, is for "Jarrett & Labonte Stock Car Racing" (JLSCR), a new racing videogame for the Sony Playstation.
The commercial features all four drivers wielding sledgehammers and other implements of destruction as they attack two identically painted and decaled cars. The car that shows no damage represents "other" racing videogames, while the second car, which is from the JLSCR Game, bears the scars of its encounter with the drivers. The commercial explains that, while other racing games claim to be "real", no other racing game shows real damage to the cars like "Jarrett & Labonte Stock Car Racing" does. The game, which was released on October 4, is available at all major retailers, including Wal-Mart, K-Mart, and Toys-R-Us.
Driver- Lyndon Amick On Phoenix International Raceway- "Last year was my first time driving at the Phoenix track and I really enjoyed it. It's a fun place to race, I can't really compare it to any other tracks, it's a little different from most of the places we go to. Phoenix seems to be one of those tracks where it's critical that you get your car set up correctly. Some tracks you go to, you can miss the set up and still be able to get around the track, but if you miss the set up at Phoenix, you're going to have a very long day.
"One thing I remember about last year's race is battling Hut Stricklin in the closing laps of the race last year to hold on to 28th place at the finish. I don't think I've ever raced so hard to end up 28th, but it's better than finishing 29th, so I did what I had to do."