June 30, 1977 (age 42)|
Saluda, South Carolina, United States
Amick was the 1996 NASCAR Goody's Dash series champion. Amick made his NASCAR Busch Series debut in 1997, driving the #35 Pontiac Grand Prix owned by his father, Bill. He had sponsorship from Rockwell Automation 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. His best 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 Myrtle Beach and an 8th at South Boston. In his return 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 SCANA 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 disqualified. 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 Bodine. Amick returned at IRP, starting 13th, and led 7 to finish 2nd, barely losing to Joe Ruttman.
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. He also drove in two more Truck races for Schrader, finishing 9th at Daytona.
In 2002, Amick began the season the #26 Dr Pepper Chevy full-time for Carroll Racing. 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 Kansas. He 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 crash.
Shortly after his retirement from racing, Amick joined the South Carolina Army National Guard, and was deployed in combat during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, with the rank of Sergeant.
- ↑ Giles, Jennie Jones (April 23, 2007). "Retreat will help military families with sick kids". The Times-News. Hendersonville, North Carolina. http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20070423/NEWS/704230322. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
- ↑ Crumbo, Chuck (August 30, 2007). "Military ranks swell with Tiger, Gamecock pride". The Herald. Rock Hill, South Carolina. http://www.heraldonline.com/2007/08/30/108570/military-ranks-swell-with-tiger.html. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
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Mike Swaim, Jr.
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