May 17, 2013

Retired NASCAR driver Dick Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted wound: Richard "Dick" Trickle -- who parlayed a legendary reputation as a short-track driver into a full-time career on stock car racing's biggest stages in the 1990s -- died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, a North Carolina sheriff's office said. He was 71

posted by BornIcon to auto racing at 10:41 AM - 6 comments

That's terrible. I'm not a NASCAR fan, so I really only know him thanks to Patrick and Olbermann, but he seemed to be a likeable guy with a good sense of humor.


posted by Rock Steady at 11:29 AM on May 17, 2013


posted by yzelda4045 at 12:00 PM on May 17, 2013

I really only know him thanks to Patrick and Olbermann..

Same here. I actually heard the news while listening to the Dan Patrick show.



posted by BornIcon at 01:15 PM on May 17, 2013

I'll never forget the first time I saw him lighting up and smoking during the yellows back when you could show tobacco products on TV.

I wonder if he had got news he had a terminal disease.

RIP Dick Trickle

posted by steelergirl at 01:44 PM on May 17, 2013

Pain cause of Dick Trickle's suicide

posted by justgary at 07:58 PM on May 17, 2013

The location where they found him is very poignant. It's possible he never really got over his granddaughter's death, and that combined with the health problems he was facing were just too much to deal with.

I'm not into NASCAR or car racing in general but as a Wisconsin native the name always resonated with me. Hope he has finally found peace.

posted by evixir at 11:29 AM on May 19, 2013

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