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Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle commits suicide at 71

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  1. Konstantin K

    Konstantin K Big League Poster

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    Retired stock car driver Dick Trickle, known for his colorful name and short-track prowess, died on Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.

    According to the Lincoln County, N.C., sheriff's department, the incident occurred at 12:02 p.m. ET at Forest Lawn Cemetery off Highway 150 in Boger City.

    The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call, apparently from Trickle, that "there would be a dead body and it would be his.'' Center workers tried to place a return call to the number but did not get an answer.

    Emergency units found the body lying near the victim's pickup truck when they arrived.

    Lt. Tim Johnson, who heads the Lincoln County detective department, said at the family's request no additional information would be released at this time.

    As is standard in any case such as this, Johnson said there will be an investigation.

    "He called in,'' Johnson said. "It's not the first time we've had these. It's always a sad situation ... even sadder for the family.''

    Trickle, a native of Wisconsin, has been a resident of Lincoln County since the early 1990s. His only victory in NASCAR's premier series was a non-points victory in the 1990 Winston Open, the preliminary to the All-Star race.

    Trickle has been billed as the winningest short-track driver in the history of stock car racing, recording about 1,000 victories in feature races, including 67 in 1972.

    He was the rookie of the year in NASCAR's premier series in 1989 with six top-five finishes and nine top 10s.

    Much of Trickle's short-track success came in Wisconsin, where he was nicknamed the "White Knight'' as referenced by his SuperAmerica paint scheme.

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    RIP Dick Trickle
     
  2. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Damn, that's sad. He was a good dude.

    I wonder if he was facing something incurable and
    decided to go out his way.
     
  4. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    Yeah. Getting old.
     
  5. maz

    maz TRueWDTer

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    I got a chuckle from this

     
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    Rest in Piss

    Cus Dick Trickle right?
     
  7. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Nope. May he rest in peace without having to hear those shitty FOX commercials.
     
  8. Guilty Spark

    Guilty Spark It's freeing and refreshing

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    RIP best name ever. The torch is now passed to Dick Butkis
     
  9. maz

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    Speed just aired an Interview from 2 years ago with him

    Fan asked him after a race

    'How many cigarettes did you smoke during the race ? "

    He responded - " How many Cautions were there ? "
     
  10. Party Rooster

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    Rip dick.
     
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    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    [​IMG]
     
  13. Fustercluck

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    Good guy, he once got me out of detention.


















    I went to private school and naughty words were verboten. Anyways I called my friend a dick, and a teacher heard me. As my teacher was writing up my detention slip I exclaimed, "its his nickname, Dick after Dick Trickle," my friend without missing a beat said, Yeah, you know Dick Trickle, car number 8." Teacher smirked, said we we're completely full of it but let me off due to quick team improv.
     
  14. bill333

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    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

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    well, it is the WINSTON cup after all

    RIP sir
     
  16. SatansCheerledr

    SatansCheerledr Ideologically Unsound

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    I guess god needed someone who could only turn left.
     
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    have they gave a reason why yet? If it was for a terminal illness i respect his eating a bullet. Going out on your own terms in that condition is ok in my book
     
  18. Edible Napalm

    Edible Napalm Powers are for the weak.

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    maybe his dick wouldn't trickle anymore.

    ah boo.
     
  19. lajikal

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    In hell they call him head trickle. No one laughed there either. Cause it's hard to laugh when it's 100+ degrees.
     
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    Can't remember who it was...either Dick Trickle, Hut Stricklin and/or Rick Mast...but at least one of them developed some kind of medical condition that sounds like it sucks to live with
     
  21. maz

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    A Hut Stricklin reference

    Holy Shit

    Bravo
     
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    Damn, that's tough to listen to.
     

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