Chick Hicks is a racing veteran with a chip on his shoulder, a ruthless competitor who has cheated his way into more second-place finishes than any other car. He's convinced that this will be "the beginning of the Chick era." The only thing standing in his way now is Lightning McQueen, the hotshot rookie.
Veteran Piston Cup contender, always a bridesmaid, Chick is a 1980s-style stock car driven
to take the title regardless of who he has to run over along the way.
Chick Hicks, #86, is sponsored by Hostile Takeover Bank is powered by a mean V-8 engine and 100% amibition. Number 86, a reference to Luxo Jr., released in 1986, and possibly also to the slang for killing or getting rid of someone (to "86" someone), as parodied in the code "number" for Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 on Mel Brooks's comedy television series Get Smart.