By Rick Houston
As a driver in NASCAR’s Busch Series, Lyndon Amick experienced his fair share of frustrations and disappointments.
And much of it was out of his control. There had been on-track accidents, sponsorship struggles and team turmoil. It all came to a head in the midst of a multicar accident in the 2003 Busch Series race at Talladega, and before his car had even come to a stop, Amick had decided to go in an entirely new direction.
Rather than continue on in NASCAR, Amick joined the South Carolina National Guard and was eventually deployed to Afghanistan. A world removed from going door to door on the track and all-night racing simulator sessions with his friends Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Hank Parker Jr., Amick experienced combat and the stress of returning home.
This is Lyndon Amick’s story.
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