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Vis 05-16-2013 06:34 PM

NASCAR's 'Dick' Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted wound
 
NASCAR's 'Dick' Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted wound

(CNN) -- Richard "Dick" Trickle -- who made a name for himself as a NASCAR driver -- died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, a North Carolina sheriff's office said.

A Lincoln County dispatcher received a call -- believed to have been placed by Trickle -- that "there would be a dead body and it would be his," that county's sheriff's office said in a news release. There was no answer when authorities tried to call the number back.
Emergency units went to Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boger City and found a body lying near Trickle's pickup truck.

The Wisconsin-born Trickle, 71, raced during the 1970s and 1980s, then broke through as a full-time and widely recognized NASCAR driver in 1989. At that time, according to a Sports Illustrated article, the 48-year-old grandfather of two was hardly new to the sport -- having won some 1,200 stock car competitions in 31 years of racing.

Trickle had his most high-profile success in the 1990s, before retiring. It was in the early 1990s, too, that he settled in Lincoln County in central North Carolina, according to the sheriff's office.

steelax04 05-16-2013 07:25 PM

Re: NASCAR's 'Dick' Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted wound
 
Wonder if too many concussions from wrecks took its toll on his brain? I'd be interested to see if CTE might be present in this case.

Galax Steeler 05-16-2013 07:27 PM

Re: NASCAR's 'Dick' Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted wound
 
http://www.everyjoe.com/wp-content/g...h-photos-2.jpg

R.I.P. Trickle

Fire Haley 05-17-2013 04:56 AM

Re: NASCAR's 'Dick' Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted wound
 
Guys like Trickle built stock car racing so that NASCAR could stand on their shoulders.



Dick Trickle was in constant pain before apparent suicide, brother says


http://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/...e-brother-says

Galax Steeler 05-17-2013 05:38 AM

Re: NASCAR's 'Dick' Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted wound
 
The only driver that I knew of that would smoke a cigar in the car while racing.

tony hipchest 05-21-2013 12:58 PM

Re: NASCAR's 'Dick' Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted wound
 
like killer said, when i got into nascar you HAD to respect guys like trickle, gant, marcis even if they were older and you never saw them win (Gant was at the end of his heyday when i began watching).

the best was when dan patrick and keith olberman turned dick trickle into a cult hero as co-anchors on sportscenter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcRVr7-UXyY

(no lyrics or trickle highlights- just a cool song with clips of wrecks)


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