Lyndon Amick (born June 30, 1977, in Saluda, South
Carolina) is a former NASCAR
He spent most of his NASCAR career in the NASCAR
driving for his
Amick was the 1996 NASCAR Goody's
series champion. Amick made his NASCAR Busch Series debut
in 1997, driving the #35 Pontiac
owned by his father, Bill
He had sponsorship from Rockwell
and ran fifteen races. His first career start
in the 1997 race at Daytona International Speedway.
He started in the 37th position in the
45-car field, but finished 44th after a multi-car crash on lap 28
forced him out of the race early. Out of the rest of the races he ran that
season, he only managed a best finish of 15th at IRP and only had two other top-20 finishes.
start was a 12th at the fall race at Darlington.
After his rookie run, Amick made a dozen
starts in 1998. In back to back starts, Amick earned a 4th at
Beach and an 8th at South Boston.
In his return back to IRP, Amick also
earned a 3rd place starting position. He ended the season in 45th
place in points.
In nineteen starts in 1999, Amick received sponsorship from
Pontiac, Amick recorded three top-10s
including a fifth. Also, Amick matched his best career start of
3rd at Las
Vegas. In the next week at Atlanta Motor
Speedway Amick was awarded his first career victory when a
violation led to first place finisher Mike Skinner being
However, the decision was appealed by Skinner,
and was later reversed. Amick made his first full-time run 2000.
Amick had three top-10s, the best being a 9th at Richmond and a
pair of tenths, finishing 28th in points. Amick made two Craftsman Truck Series
races . In
2000, Amick made his debut in the inaugural race at Daytona. He
started 3rd and ran well. He was seventh on lap 56, but finished
22nd after a fiery crash with Geoffrey
. Amick returned at IRP, starting 13th, and led 7 to
finish 2nd, barely losing to Joe
After losing sponsor SCANA, Amick six races in 2001. He earned a 7th at
Watkins Glen International
Raceway, but two crashes and one engine failure.
also drove in two more Truck races for Schrader, finishing 9th at
In 2002, Amick began the season the #26 Dr
Chevy full-time for Carroll
. He managed a best finish of 14th at Rockingham, and
after ten races and a 31st at Richmond, Amick was released in favor
of Ron Hornaday
. Amick's best weekend
was a one-race deal with ppc Racing at
started 12th and ran well to a 9th-place finish. Amick's final
start came at Talladega in 2003, when he leased a car from Braun Racing
and finished 36th after an early
after his retirement from racing, Amick joined the South Carolina
Army National Guard, and has fought in the War on Terror in Afghanistan.