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Dick Trickle Dead In Apparent Suicide


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#1 Gazi

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:57 PM

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Lincolnton, NC – Retired race car driver Richard “Dick” Trickle, 71, died today from an apparent self inflicted gun shot wound.

The incident occurred at 12:02 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Highway 150 East in Boger City.

 



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:08 PM

:(



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:09 PM

The guy was known as Dick Trickle his entire life.  I'm just sayin'...



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:35 PM

I can't recall how true this was but ESPN said they would do a special on Dick Trickle if he ever won a race.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:35 PM

he was always my favorite :(



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:00 PM

The guy was known as Dick Trickle his entire life.  I'm just sayin'...

 

 

better than Junior Johnson



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:38 PM

He was also widely noted for having drilled a hole in his safety helmet so that he could smoke while racing, and for installing cigarette lighters in his race cars. [1] Trickle was allowed by NASCAR to smoke in the race car during yellow flag periods, and in the 1990 Winston 500 (now the Aaron's 499), Trickle was seen on live television by the in-car camera lighting up and smoking a cigarette.

 

 

Heh



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:55 PM

Heh



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:21 PM

RIP I will always remember him being the one that would smoke during the yellow flags.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:23 PM

Damn shame when you think the only way out of your problems is to kill yourself.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:09 PM

damn.  I met him a few times at the speedway club growing up.  Have that dude's autograph from way back.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:40 PM

a damn shame. weird that he did it in a cemetery