A Sad Day for NASCAR

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A Sad Day for NASCAR

Post by pennst24 on Thu May 16, 2013 4:22 pm

Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle, 71, died today after a self inflicted gunshot wound. Media outlets reporting. RIP
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Re: A Sad Day for NASCAR

Post by pepsibottle1 on Thu May 16, 2013 4:35 pm

RIP Dick, heaven just got a hell of a racecar driver Sad
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Re: A Sad Day for NASCAR

Post by BWard on Thu May 16, 2013 4:45 pm

Man this is so heartbreaking, Rest In Peace a truly talented NASCAR racer.

Dick Trickle: October 27th 1941 - May 16th 2013
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Post by RealRacer4 on Thu May 16, 2013 4:49 pm

Wow. A sad day indeed. This definitely caught me off guard. I wouldn't think Dick Trickle's life would end the way it did. R.I.P. Dick Trickle.

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Post by Metro 6r4 on Thu May 16, 2013 4:55 pm

Wow Shocked ! Was not expecting that, such a sad loss to Motorsport. RIP Dick Trickle
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Post by AntmanB on Thu May 16, 2013 5:02 pm

Ill always remember him being caught smoking a cigarette in his race car.
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Re: A Sad Day for NASCAR

Post by Lucstar88 on Thu May 16, 2013 5:23 pm

RIP Dick...
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Post by Alta on Thu May 16, 2013 5:25 pm

Wow....That came out of no where. This has been a weird week.

RIP Trickle.

Edit: The details of his death are spooky as hell. o_o
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Post by RyanB06 on Thu May 16, 2013 5:32 pm

Sad

Farewell to Sportscenter's favorite race driver.
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Post by F1V1 on Thu May 16, 2013 5:37 pm

This took me by surprise, he was never the type of character you'd expect to end his own life. Aside from his insane cigarette habits. It's a shame it had to end this way.
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Re: A Sad Day for NASCAR

Post by flyingturns89 on Thu May 16, 2013 5:44 pm

Rumors are he had some kind of serious illness. That's not too far fetched, I just heard him do a live interview about a week ago, and his voice sounded weak, and frail. Almost want to cry cause of how sad this sounds. RIP.
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Post by crl on Thu May 16, 2013 9:51 pm

Last of a long-gone breed. We'll never see a 48-year-old Sprint Cup ROTY again. Damn shame he never won a Cup race.

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Post by SnakePlissken on Thu May 16, 2013 10:00 pm

I mostly remember him driving the Heilig-Meyers car.

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Re: A Sad Day for NASCAR

Post by SpeedDemon37 on Thu May 16, 2013 10:25 pm

My dad has told stories of when Trickle would sometimes come to the Norway Speedway when my dad was a kid, and drivers from all around would enter the race to try to beat him. R.I.P. Dick Trickle Crying or Very sad
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Re: A Sad Day for NASCAR

Post by navycook75 on Fri May 17, 2013 5:28 am

I remember when I was a kid we drove past his Busch Series car (it was a showcar), and I actually got to sit in the drivers seat. (actually have a picture of it lying around somewere)

I also drove his Busch car in the GOMA Grand National series.

RIP Dick Trickle
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Post by bigdc48 on Fri May 17, 2013 7:19 am

RIP Dick. You will always be remembered not only a great short track driver but a great racecar driver overall.
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Re: A Sad Day for NASCAR

Post by Lucstar88 on Fri May 17, 2013 11:19 am

Well... i was looking at CNN.com & found that Trickle's death is the #1 news story... in front of the IRS scandal. He was THAT Famous
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Re: A Sad Day for NASCAR

Post by Mother of Invention on Fri May 17, 2013 1:25 pm

Lucstar88 wrote:Well... i was looking at CNN.com & found that Trickle's death is the #1 news story... in front of the IRS scandal. He was THAT Famous

that or he fact his name was Dick Trickle. Razz
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Re: A Sad Day for NASCAR

Post by flyingturns89 on Fri May 17, 2013 8:59 pm

There's been some updates that have been announced today.

- In an interview with Trickle's brother Chuck, it was confirmed that he had been in failing health. Dick was having severe chest pains, and after multiple doctors visits, nothing could be found wrong with him. The doctors basically could not do anything for him.

- The 911 call Dick Trickle placed has been released, and it is quite haunting. Trickle tells the operator where the body will be at, the cause of death, and that he is going to be the dead body, and he says nothing else.

- Trickle was found at Forest Lawn Cemetery in North Carolina, and family members have confirmed that he did have family members buried at the cemetery. Trickle's oldest granddaughter, who died in a car crash 12 years ago, is presumed to be who he was there to see.
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Re: A Sad Day for NASCAR

Post by BigDaddy24 on Fri May 17, 2013 9:03 pm

Went and changed my humor in respect of his death.
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Re: A Sad Day for NASCAR

Post by Lucstar88 on Fri May 17, 2013 10:37 pm

Well.... I just remembered seeing Dick Trickle's nephew Chris Trickle's drive-by murder case on AMW when i was little... took me 12 years
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Re: A Sad Day for NASCAR

Post by bartman97 on Sat May 18, 2013 1:53 am

Very sad story. R.I.P Dick Trickle
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