Former Busch Series outfit Team Amick Motorsports are planning a return to the series later this year with Lyndon Amick behind the wheel and former BGN Champion crew chief Harold Holly assuming control of the crew.

Bill Amick, Chairman and CEO of Amick Farms and owner of Team Amick Engine Development, has confirmed the re-formation of Team Amick Motorsports, mothballed since the younger Amick sealed a full-time BGN ride with Carroll Racing at the start of 2002. However after just ten races with the #26 Dr Pepper team Amick was replaced by veteran Ron Hornaday and he made only one other start all season, in a third ppc Racing machine.

Team Amick Motorsports will run a partial 2003 schedule in preparation for a run for the NASCAR Busch Series Championship in 2004.

Amick Sr. and veteran Crew Chief Harold Holly, who won the NASCAR Busch Series Championship in 2000 with driver Jeff Green, have been assembling a team to take on the challenges that lay before them. 1996 Goody's Dash Series Championship winner Lyndon may be regarded as one of NASCAR's 'Young Guns' but he has experience that belies his years and boasts nearly 100 Busch Series starts since 1997.

The team will use the #32 plate and will run Chevrolet Monte Carlo chassis. Even though the family-run Busch team has been on hold, Amick's engine building shop has been highly active and the family built units will be a great money-saver as the search for sponsorship dollars continues.

Bill Amick, who established Team Amick Engine Development in 1998, one of the premier independent engine builders in NASCAR, has set his sights on a Busch Series championship.

"Putting together a world class motorsports team has always been my goal," stated Amick. "I know we have a lot of hard work ahead of us but I feel confident in the crew we're putting together. With Harold, our experienced personnel and Lyndon's youth, I feel we're on our way to fielding a very competitive team now and for the future. Team Amick Motorsports' goals are to win poles, win races and contend for the NASCAR Busch Series championship in 2004."

Team Amick Motorsports will field the No. 32 Chevrolet Monte Carlo while utilizing engines provided by Team Amick Engine Development. The Engine Development division is responsible for the horsepower under the hoods of several NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Busch and Winston Cup teams including Morgan Dollar Motorsports, BACE Motorsports and Herzog Jackson Motorsports.

The team, who hopes to run five to 10 events this season, is working on sponsorship. "In such a tight economy, finding a sponsor won't be easy," explained Bill Amick. "But this team has more to offer than your average team. We have Harold [Holly] who is a proven champion, Bo [Montgomery] who in my opinion is the best engine man in motorsports and a team that is so dedicated it amazes me each day."

Owner Bill Amick is no slouch himself. The South Carolina native owns one of the most successful poultry manufacturing businesses in the United States. He has continued to grow a business that back in 1949 was a one-chicken operation run by his father. The combination of Amick's business savvy coupled with the team's abilities should make for a prize-winning recipe.

Amick's optimism for the future is palatable. "This is going to be an incredible year," stated Bill Amick. "I'm expecting 100% dedication and professionalism from every member of the organization and we're keeping our eyes on the prize - reaching victory lane."



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