|“||Hey, Lightning! Yo, McQueen, seriously, that was some pretty darn nice racin' out there. BY ME! Welcome to the Chick era, baby! The Piston Cup, it's mine, dude. It's mine. Hey, fellas, how do you think I'd look in Dinoco blue? DINOCO BLUE!||”|
–Chick to McQueen, while interviewing with the press
Chick Hicks was seen in a three-way tie with The King and Lightning McQueen and was attempting to win the Piston Cup. He won the 2006-Piston Cup, after McQueen decided to help The King. He especially dislikes Lightning McQueen and wants to be the owner of Radiator Springs, so that he can teach new racers his racing-style, how to cheat.
His nickname is The Runner-Up as he seems to always lose to The King. He also has the reputation of not racing fairly. Chick's primary sponsor is the Hostile Takeover Bank. His Car number is 86.
In the championship Piston Cup, Chick ties with The King and Lightning, forcing the three racers to compete in a tiebreaker race. While mocking Lightning, Lightning retaliates by nicknaming him "Thunder", as thunder always comes after lightning, much to Chick's intense annoyance. However, he later shows off with this new nickname after Lightning disappears in Radiator Springs, wooing his fans and stealing Lightning's. During the final race, he makes numerous attempts to force Lightning out of the race, only to be outrun by him in spite of it. During the final lap, he intentionally sideswipes The King, making him spin out of control and crash. When Lightning sees what has happened to The King, he stops before crossing the finish line and goes back to help The King across the line, allowing Chick to win first place and the Piston Cup. However, nobody cheers him on, instead cheering on Lightning for helping The King. The fans then turn on Chick, causing him to have to make a quick getaway with his trophy and making him realize the "Chick Era" just ended as soon as it started.
If you go near the wall at Big Heartland, You could see him driving through the grass.