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SaltyMcKracker
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re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound

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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



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FightinTigersDammit
Northwestern St. Fan
Farmerville LA
Member since Mar 2006
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re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
Old school, tough arse race driver. A legend even before he drove his first NASCAR race.


Rickety Cricket
Navy Fan
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Member since Aug 2007
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re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
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tough arse race driver

So tough that he didn't even want to wait around for death.


FightinTigersDammit
Northwestern St. Fan
Farmerville LA
Member since Mar 2006
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re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
I'm talking on track. Neither of us know what demons he dealt with internally.


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Wishnitwas1998
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Walls, Ms
Member since Oct 2010
22703 posts

re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
So weird, listened to an interview he did last Thursday on NASCAR radio with Dave Moody. I've been a NASCAR fan my whole life but being 22 I knew who he was but not much about him. Never knew how well he had done for himself up north and that he didn't come to NASCAR til later in his career.

Just crazy seemed like a happy guy joking around laughing and enjoying life


TommyCheeseballs
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Milwaukee WI
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
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Trickle’s granddaughter Nicole Ann Bowman was killed in a 2001 car accident in front of East Lincoln High School and is buried in the cemetery where police found his truck and body.

Tom Higgins, a longtime NASCAR writer and friend of Trickle’s, said the former race car driver was distraught after his granddaughter’s death.

“He never, ever got over that,” Higgins said.


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CtotheVrzrbck
Arkansas Fan
Tulsey Town
Member since Dec 2007
26227 posts

re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
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Now Dick Pole, former pitching coach for the chicago cubs has the coolest name.


try again, former MLB'r Rusty Kuntz moves to the top of the list for me.


Cosmo
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SaltyMcKracker
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Sep 2011
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re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
I dunno, there was a guy here that owned a construction company called Harry Bush Jr. My favorite was a friend of my grandfathers - Buster Nutt
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TommyCheeseballs
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re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
My favorite from my company directory-
Dongdong Wang


FightinTigersDammit
Northwestern St. Fan
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Member since Mar 2006
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re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
Used car salesman Bob Cheatham...


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TigerFred
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Feeding hamsters
Member since Aug 2003
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re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
Moody did an interview with Kenny Wallace shortly after the announcement of his death.

Wallace said that in the last few months Trickle had become more distant. He was in a lot of pain and Dr's were not sure what the pain was from.

Maybe he found out he was going to die and didn't want to go on with a long drawn out painful death.


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Kracka
North Carolina Fan
Broussard
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re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
any relation to Cole Trickle?


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Zappas Stache
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re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
It's Danica's fault.
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redneck
New Orleans Saints Fan
Bay St. Louis
Member since Dec 2003
47533 posts

re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
Rip dick, best name in NASCAR history


TT9
Alabama Fan
Higher Taxes
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
With a name like that I would've shot myself years ago.


TommyCheeseballs
Marquette Fan
Milwaukee WI
Member since Jan 2007
7796 posts

re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
Because he couldn't have called himself Rich or Rick if he so choosed.


ShoeBang
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re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
Probably found out he had a terminal illness and figured: "frick it, let's go now"


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TheCaterpillar
LSU Fan
Nashville from BR via Oxford
Member since Jan 2004
43590 posts

re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
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Props to him for killing himself at 71.

Dude was prob like frick getting any older



Thats how I feel. I wonder if his wife had died so he was alone and/or he was diagnosed with some disease/cancer?


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peaster68
Tennessee Fan
In the Land of Cotton
Member since Dec 2011
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re: Dick Trickle dead from self inflicted gunshot wound
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It's Danica's fault.



ETA: His wife is still living.

Also, his nephew and racer, Chris Trickle was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1998.
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