George Amick

Friday 24th October 1924

Born on this day, George Amick, US racer. ‘Little George’ Amick survived the multi-car crash on the first lap of the 1958 Indianapolis 500 to bring his Demler Special home in 2nd place, earning him Rookie of the Year honors. In April 1959 the United States Auto Club (USAC) inaugurated the Daytona International Speedway with a 100 mile race. Amick started from pole position, but on final race lap he lost control of his roadster in turn 3. His car flipped violently and came to rest up side down. Marshall Teague had lost his life during preparations for this race making George Amick the second driver to die at Daytona.

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