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 George “Little George” Amick

George “Little George” Amick

Vernonia, Columbia County, Oregon, USA
Death 4 Apr 1959 (aged 34)
Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 235, Lot 723
Memorial ID 3401 · View Source
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Auto Race Car Driver. Surviving the multi-car crash on the first lap of the 1958 Indianapolis 500, "Little George" drove the Demler Special #99 to a second place finish, earning him Rookie of the Year honors. On April 4, 1959 the United States Auto Club (USAC) conducted it's first and only race on the newly constructed Daytona International Speedway. He won the pole for the 100 mile event at a speed of 176.818 mph, just shy of the closed course record of 176.9 set by Tony Bettenhausen at Monza, Italy in 1957. On the final lap he lost control of his roadster in the third turn, causing it flip violently up side down resulting in his death. George Amick became the second driver to die at Daytona, following Marshall Teague who had perished on February 11, during preparations for this race. (Bio by Jim Adams)

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  • Added: 14 Aug 1998
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George “Little George” Amick (24 Oct 1924–4 Apr 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3401, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .