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2013-05-16 07:58:41 PM

The Bestest: Fox'll mention it, but as said, have fun trying to find any mention of it on nascar.com


Well if fox mentions it, hope they have a few boxes of kleenex handy for DW.

Tom_Slick: Did he have them install an ashtray or did he just flick it out the window?


I think he just flicked it out the window.
 
2013-05-16 08:00:26 PM
It's just a matter of a trickle down.
 
2013-05-16 08:05:39 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: nekom: But if it's a problem that can be solved, just seems like a waste.

I suppose, but who the hell am I to decide that? If someone decides that they don't have anything else to offer (or simply doesn't want to offer anything more), that's up to them.


You're absolutely right, and it's a choice we all have at any given moment.  It's not as if we are going to posthumously charge him with a crime.  It's just, in my opinion, sad to see people take that option.  But hey, there he went and many others have and will continue to.  I just can't see ever doing that myself unless I were in a terminal pain situation with no hope.  This whole "life" business is pretty freaky, I for one intend to see where this is going as long as the gods, goddesses, laws of nature, whatever you prefer allow me to do so.
 
2013-05-16 08:19:38 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: It's just a matter of a trickle down.


Now that's hip.
 
2013-05-16 08:21:07 PM
Found this on the (main, front-and-center) story on ThatsRacin.com:

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.

/Dayum


Read more here: http://www.thatsracin.com/2013/05/16/105830/police-racing-legend-comm i ts-suicide.html#storylink=cpy
 
2013-05-16 08:28:38 PM
Suicide is cowardly. At least he had the decency to do it at a cemetery and let the police know so his family didn't walk in on his brains splattered all over the bedroom wall.

/Known several people in my life to commit suicide
// Feel nothing for them, just their families
 
2013-05-16 08:30:23 PM

WhyteRaven74: WTFDYW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9fB1IcTD48&feature=player_embedded

notice he's using a car cigarette lighter to light the cigarette? Think about that for a sec, a car cigarette lighter...in a race car....


These days the lighter would be the closest thing to a factory part on the car.


From what I heard back when Winston sponsored the cup he'd get a pack of Winstons, toss the cigs and refill the pack with Marlboros, his preferred brand.


RIP King of the short tracks.
 
2013-05-16 08:32:35 PM

Nabb1: Damn, that's sad.  I'm not a NASCAR fan, but years ago, when ESPN was still enjoyable and not so self-absorbed, they would always, ALWAYS say where Dick Trickle finished in ever NASCAR race at the end of the bit about that day's race on SportsCenter.  Some people (not Trickle, AFAIK) got a little rankled at the sophomoric humor, so they later wouldn't outright mention his name, but say, "You-know-who finished 43rd."

 "If you're scoring at home...or, even if you're alone..."
 
2013-05-16 08:34:01 PM

Ed Becker: From what I heard back when Winston sponsored the cup he'd get a pack of Winstons, toss the cigs and refill the pack with Marlboros, his preferred brand.


Wouldn't surprise me, Winston used to hand out free cigs at the races, normally just a pack but if "traded in" a competing brand they would give you a carton.
 
2013-05-16 08:37:16 PM

post0089: Suicide is cowardly.


Let's say the terminal illness theory is correct; he's already lived a very long and storied life. Do you think it's more noble to live out your final years in agony while putting your family through seeing you suffering?
 
2013-05-16 08:39:43 PM
I always figured Mr. Trickle had to be one of the toughest dudes around.  Growing up with a name like that is bound to get you into fights.

/Don't fark with guys who have silly names
 
2013-05-16 08:40:06 PM
"It's better to trickle out than to fade away," as the saying goes.
 
2013-05-16 08:42:30 PM

Tom_Slick: crotchgrabber: He was 71, and he smoked like a chimney for about 60 of those years

I'm trying to remember my NASCAR history, wasn't he one of the last drivers who would actually light up in the car while under caution?


Im not a nascar fan either but he did on live tv and caught a lotta s@#$ about it
 
2013-05-16 08:42:39 PM
Sadly, I didn't even know Dick Trickle was a real person.  I know, I know.  I watch too much porn.
 
2013-05-16 08:42:50 PM

WhyteRaven74: I think he just flicked it out the window.


That would be a 3-lap debris caution today. Especially if A CERTAIN SOMEONE would benefit from it.

RIP, The Man. You were a good 'un.
 
2013-05-16 08:43:42 PM

post0089: Suicide is cowardly.


static.guim.co.uk
 
2013-05-16 08:45:40 PM
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-05-16 08:46:12 PM
RIP hammer and sickle

www.loc.gov
 
2013-05-16 08:49:16 PM
Goddammitsomuch, that farking sucks. I used to love watching when the in-car cam would go to him. Open faced helmet, smoking a cigarette, wearing loafers (no, really).

Godspeed, Mr. Leakypecker.
 
2013-05-16 09:01:05 PM

The Bestest: post0089: Suicide is cowardly.

Let's say the terminal illness theory is correct; he's already lived a very long and storied life. Do you think it's more noble to live out your final years in agony while putting your family through seeing you suffering?


Most people that age have lived a long and storied life. "Putting your family through" it can be very sad and therapeutic at the same time for family members and the person with the terminal illness. I have had experiences with both. I realize that not all experiences are the same, but I can say that my close family member that died from Cancer, in his last couple weeks, got to hold his only great grandchild soon after he was born. It meant a lot to him and it was the second time I saw him cry in my entire life.

I saw one of my best friends lose one of his parents to suicide under similar conditions. That friend could only ask "why"? They still had time to share and that was taken from him and his siblings by suicide.

Obviously everyone will have their feelings about suicide and the different circumstances where it is justified or not. For me, when you have a family that you love and loves you back, you are committed to their feelings and well being as much as you are to your own. I cannot speak to others' situations and circumstances that I have not experienced myself; my opinion and feelings about this have been shaped by my experiences. Hard to be objective, I guess.
 
2013-05-16 09:09:21 PM

Fireproof: Fireproof: NASCAR.com has nothing. One of my coworkers says they'll refuse to mention it, due to it being bad publicity.

I'm inclined to believe him. That's how NASCAR the organization has been lately.

The official NASCAR Twitter and FB feeds now have minimal tribute posts. Still nothing on the site. It's like they're posting the least they can get away with.


They do now

i.imgur.com

Is Nascar.com not owned by TNT
 
2013-05-16 09:10:46 PM

badgerb: Is Nascar.com not owned by TNT


it was prior to this year. NASCAR itself took over the site this year.
 
2013-05-16 09:18:10 PM
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
mjg
2013-05-16 09:21:58 PM
www.carmk.net

Not a NASCAR fan but the video of Trickle lighting up a smoke during a race is EPIC.
 
2013-05-16 09:24:21 PM
Lincoln county sucks.
 
2013-05-16 09:30:56 PM
Son of a biatch...
 
2013-05-16 09:47:00 PM
Now that he's racing the Heaven Nascar circuit, will his sponsor be Viagra?  Because he's a stiff Dick.
 
2013-05-16 09:50:05 PM

Candygram for Mongo: Now that he's racing the Heaven Nascar circuit


suicide is a mortal sin
 
2013-05-16 09:57:13 PM
Legend has it he would race a special at Kaukauna on Sunday afternoon (a 1/2 mile paved track, and usually win) load up and head up the road about a half hour to Seymour (a 1/2 mile dirt track) change tires and win the feature Sunday night . RIP
 
2013-05-16 10:07:15 PM
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RIP TRICKLY DICK
 
2013-05-16 10:16:29 PM

ekdikeo4: My lady now says at karaoke tonight, I should sing "It's Tricky", but somehow change the lyrics to tribute to this guy.


Dick Trickle to drive around, to drive around the track on time... Dick Trickle!
 
2013-05-16 10:19:29 PM
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Large kickle, hold the Trickle.
 
2013-05-16 10:32:29 PM
@SpotterBrett
All of these good things we say about people when they've died... If we told em while they were here just think how good they'd feel

Mike Kelley @CrewChief6NNS
Trickle was a legend before racers were cool and popular. He kicked your ass and you rememberd it. Then he'd have a beer w you.

David Caraviello @dcaraviello
How big a deal was Dick Trickle? Think the "Days of Thunder" folks chose this last name by accident?

landon cassill @landoncassill
Trickle was a legend-When i was 14 we beat doors for 50 laps @ Madison-He gave me the boot w/ 5 to go, offered me a cigarette after the race

@joeylogano
Sad to hear of Dick Trickle. At some point we were all short trackers. He was the best.

Ryan McGee @ESPNMcGee
I remember when Dick Trickle finally won a NASCAR Busch race, Hickory '97. In Victory Lane he says "I get free beer, right?"

Ryan McGee @ESPNMcGee
Another Dick Trickle story. I asked if Cole from Days of Thunder was his son. "Could be. Some nights back there are fuzzy."

@KeithOlbermann
Awful news: Dick Trickle is dead No sports figure Dan + I had fun with took it more graciously. In fact, gratefully.
 
BBH
2013-05-16 11:27:14 PM
I wonder if he also had some lasting effects of concussions, along with some bad medical news...
 
2013-05-16 11:57:10 PM

The Downfall: Jeez ESPN.com has no mention. But I guess this news has only broke in the last 30 minutes. Suicide is always sad. I also didn't realize he was over 70.


Could be because Olbermann and Patrick aren't there anymore.
 
2013-05-17 12:04:01 AM

WhyteRaven74: WTFDYW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9fB1IcTD48&feature=player_embedded

notice he's using a car cigarette lighter to light the cigarette? Think about that for a sec, a car cigarette lighter...in a race car....


Nowadays that'd be deemed a violation of Sec. 12-4-A - Actions Detrimental to Stock Car Racing.
 
2013-05-17 12:24:40 AM
I grew up near State Park Speedway in central Wisconsin and my family followed racing during Trickle's short track heyday.   Here's my favorite recollection from sometime in the 80s.

One week, Trickle had car problems- I don't remember why.  But he got another guy to let him use his car for the night.  I don't remember the guy's name, but the car was a Blue #31.  It was a perennial last place car.  I mean dead last, way out of contention last, always lapped last.

Trickle borrows that car, which he had never driven, and which was always dead last, and won everything with it.
 
2013-05-17 12:33:40 AM
Rusty Kuntz on suicide watch, now that he has the worst name in sports.
 
2013-05-17 12:53:24 AM
That's awesome.
 
2013-05-17 01:15:37 AM

bikerific: I grew up near State Park Speedway in central Wisconsin and my family followed racing during Trickle's short track heyday.   Here's my favorite recollection from sometime in the 80s.

One week, Trickle had car problems- I don't remember why.  But he got another guy to let him use his car for the night.  I don't remember the guy's name, but the car was a Blue #31.  It was a perennial last place car.  I mean dead last, way out of contention last, always lapped last.

Trickle borrows that car, which he had never driven, and which was always dead last, and won everything with it.


There are so many of those stories out there, but they never get old.

Thanks for sharing yours.
 
2013-05-17 01:44:47 AM

Clay Babcock: Legend has it he would race a special at Kaukauna on Sunday afternoon (a 1/2 mile paved track, and usually win) load up and head up the road about a half hour to Seymour (a 1/2 mile dirt track) change tires and win the feature Sunday night . RIP


he won 67 times in 1972 alone. Those numbers mean that the legend is true.
 
2013-05-17 03:14:58 AM
I am sad to hear about his passing but at least he did it in a somewhat considerate way notifying authorities and doing it in a location that won't really be harmed by the death. Given his smoking habit, I wouldn't be surprised if the next few days come out with some disclosure about his health that makes it a bit more understandable why he decided to go this route.  I don't think anyone but the family can be all that upset if a 71 year old decides to call it a life and he had a heck of a colorful life that many would have liked the opportunity to have had. Hopefully his family can learn to accept his choice and not let it cloud their lives.
 
2013-05-17 05:10:07 AM

Primitive Screwhead: Killed himself in a cemetery?
How very thoughtful and convenient.


Not really. The most convenient way would be to off yourself in front of a funeral home.
 
2013-05-17 07:06:19 AM

post0089: Suicide is cowardly. At least he had the decency to do it at a cemetery and let the police know so his family didn't walk in on his brains splattered all over the bedroom wall.

/Known several people in my life to commit suicide
// Feel nothing for them, just their families

Maybe it's you.  Stop being such a bummer to be around and maybe fewer people in your life will stop killing themselves.

 
2013-05-17 07:08:14 AM
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2013-05-17 07:10:58 AM

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x278]

RIP Dick Trickle


Brilliant
 
2013-05-17 08:14:45 AM

TheBlackFlag: post0089: Suicide is cowardly. At least he had the decency to do it at a cemetery and let the police know so his family didn't walk in on his brains splattered all over the bedroom wall.

/Known several people in my life to commit suicide
// Feel nothing for them, just their families

Maybe it's you.  Stop being such a bummer to be around and maybe fewer people in your life will stop killing themselves.


Wouldn't I want more people to stop instead of fewer?
 
2013-05-17 08:45:05 AM
I used to root for him for thoe sole reason that he had the funniest name in NASCAR, pissing my father-in-law off to no end.

/RIP left turning man
 
2013-05-17 08:52:03 AM

You Die!: boyvoyeur: I wonder why he did this. Was he sick? Depressed? And why do it in a cemetery? And why call 911 before you do it? Very weird.

Seems like the most responsible way to go, if you ask me.


This happened in my county. Local story is he was his granddaughter's grave.

I agree, he did it right if you're going to do it.

/still really sad he did it
// my guess is terminal illness
 
2013-05-17 08:57:52 AM

Shakin_Haitian: Lincoln county sucks.


HOW DARE YOU! Lincoln Coun.... oh hell you're right. *kicks dirt and wanders away*
 
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