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2013-05-16 04:25:57 PM  
wow, that sucks. sorry for his family.
 
2013-05-16 04:31:06 PM  
Perfect headline.  Sad story.
 
2013-05-16 04:32:29 PM  
RIP Mr. Trickle
 
2013-05-16 04:37:17 PM  
www.autismcoach.com

RIP Mr. Tickle
 
2013-05-16 04:38:23 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Perfect headline.  Sad story.


Hilarious name to boot.  But in all seriousness, it's always sad that someone decides that it's time to go.
 
2013-05-16 04:41:43 PM  

nekom: But in all seriousness, it's always sad that someone decides that it's time to go.


At least he didn't go 120 through some shopping mall, taking out 50 people before doing it..
 
2013-05-16 04:44:18 PM  
this one.  definitely this one.
 
2013-05-16 04:47:16 PM  
It's all you guys fault for making fun of his name!

/but it was a funny name tee hee
 
2013-05-16 04:48:08 PM  
I blame Reagan.
 
2013-05-16 04:48:35 PM  
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."
 
2013-05-16 04:49:30 PM  
It's a sad story.  But, to be honest, at 71 he lasted about 57 years longer than most of us would have with the same name.
 
2013-05-16 04:50:20 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

RIP Dick Trickle
 
2013-05-16 04:50:22 PM  
I wonder if it's going to come out that he was very sick. RIP. Sad for his family.
 
2013-05-16 04:50:52 PM  
RIP IP FREELEY
 
2013-05-16 04:51:03 PM  

nekom: But in all seriousness, it's always sad that someone decides that it's time to go.


I've always kinda figured that someone going out on their own terms is one of the better ways. Many times their reasons suck, but someone saying 'It's been real, I'm out' has never bothered me.
 
2013-05-16 04:52:29 PM  
The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call apparently from the victim that "there would be a dead body and it would be his."

How is he a victim?
 
2013-05-16 04:52:31 PM  
Someone go see if Dick Armey is okay.
 
2013-05-16 04:53:14 PM  
Apparently he called the police and told them they'd find a body at Forest Lawn

/surprised they didn't just say "well, duh"
 
2013-05-16 04:53:16 PM  
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.
 
2013-05-16 04:53:35 PM  
So sad. My introduction to racing was on the short tracks around Wisconsin and Dick Trickle was a god long before he got into NASCAR.
 
2013-05-16 04:53:53 PM  
I myself have that affliction. It's not worth killing yourself over. Just wad some toilet paper in your boxers and you're good to go.
 
2013-05-16 04:54:09 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
RIP Cole Trickle
 
2013-05-16 04:54:18 PM  
Killed himself in a cemetery, no less.  Wonder if he did it right next to his own plot, or parents, or what?
 
2013-05-16 04:54:28 PM  
Wonder if he found out he had a terminal disease.
 
2013-05-16 04:54:28 PM  

lockers: The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call apparently from the victim that "there would be a dead body and it would be his."

How is he a victim?


Oh I don't know, maybe because his patents named him Dick Trickle.
 
2013-05-16 04:54:31 PM  
very sad. wasn't his real name Richard Whetone
 
2013-05-16 04:54:52 PM  

WhippingBoy: I myself have that affliction. It's not worth killing yourself over. Just wad some toilet paper in your boxers and you're good to go.


That depends
 
2013-05-16 04:54:57 PM  
If he was in such a state that he thought it was the only choice he had, I am happy for him to have some relief.
Sorry as hell for his family, since the living are the ones who have to deal with it.
 
2013-05-16 04:55:29 PM  

boyvoyeur


And why call 911 before you do it? Very weird.


Probably so the people who found him would be people who were accustomed to finding and handling damaged bodies, and not some random visitors to the cemetery (who would understandably be freaked out).
 
2013-05-16 04:55:37 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
RIP Trickle Dick
 
2013-05-16 04:55:48 PM  
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.
 
2013-05-16 04:56:15 PM  

tarheel07: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 276x413]
RIP Cole Trickle


This one... this one I'll actually applaud.

THATS how you do the RIP meme
 
2013-05-16 04:56:17 PM  

labman: lockers: The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call apparently from the victim that "there would be a dead body and it would be his."

How is he a victim?

Oh I don't know, maybe because his patents named him Dick Trickle.


If he filed his patents that way, who else is their to blame then himself?
 
2013-05-16 04:56:22 PM  
Poor guy.  I guess his career never recovered from the lack of attention paid to him after Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann stopped doing Sportscenter.
 
2013-05-16 04:56:44 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: It's a sad story.  But, to be honest, at 71 he lasted about 57 years longer than most of us would have with the same name.


cdn.sheknows.com

"It's pronounced, 'Trick-Ley'!"
 
2013-05-16 04:57:51 PM  
wow....stunning.   remember dan patrick and olbermann on the big show..."and Dick Trickle finished 34th..."

/RIP racecar man.
 
2013-05-16 04:58:11 PM  
I hope somebody wipes up afterward.
 
2013-05-16 04:58:14 PM  
www.mediabistro.com
Inconsolable
 
2013-05-16 04:58:15 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: nekom: But in all seriousness, it's always sad that someone decides that it's time to go.

I've always kinda figured that someone going out on their own terms is one of the better ways. Many times their reasons suck, but someone saying 'It's been real, I'm out' has never bothered me.


Depends on the situation, I suppose.  Incurable terminal condition causing severe pain with no end in sight?  Sure, under those circumstances I might even consider it myself.  But if it's a problem that can be solved, just seems like a waste.
 
2013-05-16 04:58:15 PM  
He was a quick shooter.
 
2013-05-16 04:58:16 PM  
s7d5.scene7.com

RIP Tick Nickel
 
2013-05-16 04:58:42 PM  

Shadow Blasko: tarheel07: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 276x413]
RIP Cole Trickle

This one... this one I'll actually applaud.

THATS how you do the RIP meme


Actually, you are supposed to do the RIP meme by posting the wrong picture but still saying RIP DICK TRICKLE
 
2013-05-16 04:59:01 PM  
It's like he finally understood why everyone had been laughing at his name for all this time and couldn't live with the shame...

/RIP
 
2013-05-16 04:59:12 PM  

lockers: The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call apparently from the victim that "there would be a dead body and it would be his."

How is he a victim?


I'm not sure there's really another English word that you can use in its place. Do we have a generic word for the recipient of a self-inflicted bullet? "Committer of suicide" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.
 
2013-05-16 04:59:35 PM  

Astorix: I wonder if it's going to come out that he was very sick. RIP. Sad for his family.


It wouldn't be completely shocking.  You almost never saw him without a cigarette.

Hate to hear it.  He was a fantastic driver.
 
2013-05-16 04:59:54 PM  

FlashHarry: [s7d5.scene7.com image 460x460]

RIP Tick Nickel


dammit. post fail:

i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-16 05:00:27 PM  
Holy shiat, subby.  This is "friends, family, bear" and "Juan Moore" quality.
 
2013-05-16 05:01:52 PM  

catmandu: So sad. My introduction to racing was on the short tracks around Wisconsin and Dick Trickle was a god long before he got into NASCAR.


He was a legend long before he came to NASCAR at the twilight of his career.

He was also a pretty much hopeless drunk, and never apologized for it either.

So that may help answer the 'why'.
 
2013-05-16 05:01:53 PM  
Thanks for the memories, Dick Trickle.  You were one of a kind.
 
2013-05-16 05:01:55 PM  
They used to say I had a trick dickle.
 
2013-05-16 05:01:58 PM  

exick: I'm not sure there's really another English word that you can use in its place. Do we have a generic word for the recipient of a self-inflicted bullet? "Committer of suicide" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.


decedent, i believe can be used.
 
2013-05-16 05:02:00 PM  
RIP, Mr. Trickle.
 
2013-05-16 05:02:05 PM  

exick: lockers: The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call apparently from the victim that "there would be a dead body and it would be his."

How is he a victim?

I'm not sure there's really another English word that you can use in its place. Do we have a generic word for the recipient of a self-inflicted bullet? "Committer of suicide" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.


suicidist?

RIP, my guess is terminal something
 
2013-05-16 05:02:27 PM  
My penis has a sad.
 
2013-05-16 05:02:35 PM  

exick: lockers: The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call apparently from the victim that "there would be a dead body and it would be his."

How is he a victim?

I'm not sure there's really another English word that you can use in its place. Do we have a generic word for the recipient of a self-inflicted bullet? "Committer of suicide" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.


suicider? suicidee?

In all seriousness this kinda sucks, but it sounds like he was of sound mind. Go to a cemetary with a funeral home, let 911 know, then finish it up. He was 71, and he smoked like a chimney for about 60 of those years so I don't doubt that he got some bad news recently and wanted to go on his own terms.
 
2013-05-16 05:03:16 PM  
suicide at that age.. safe money is generally on "terminal illness"
 
2013-05-16 05:04:26 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: boyvoyeur

And why call 911 before you do it? Very weird.


Probably so the people who found him would be people who were accustomed to finding and handling damaged bodies, and not some random visitors to the cemetery (who would understandably be freaked out).


Random person would have thought it was a zombie
 
2013-05-16 05:04:38 PM  

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.
 
2013-05-16 05:04:46 PM  

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?
 
2013-05-16 05:05:02 PM  

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.


My guess is that he wanted to:

a)Go out on his own terms
b)Reduce the impact on everyone around him on a certain level

Probably didn't understand that he would almost certainly end up at the coroner's office prior to being interred.
Apparently made a point of not making a mess in his truck. Calling ahead reduced the chances of his discovery being traumatic/delayed.

Not saying any of this is sane or logical... or that it isn't either.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 05:05:08 PM  

lockers: The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call apparently from the victim that "there would be a dead body and it would be his."

How is he a victim?


How'd they know which one was his?
 
2013-05-16 05:05:23 PM  

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.
 
2013-05-16 05:05:51 PM  

The Bestest: suicide at that age.. safe money is generally on "terminal illness"


Maybe he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
 
2013-05-16 05:06:18 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?


Yup. I heard a story about when he was looking for a team to hire him he wanted to look professional, so he carried a brief case. The only thing in it was a carton of smokes.
 
2013-05-16 05:06:19 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?


Never mind, found the clip I was thinking of
 
2013-05-16 05:06:34 PM  
Can't believe he's gonorrhea.
 
2013-05-16 05:06:59 PM  
Exclusive text of suicide note:  "I'd like to thank Smith & Wesson, Bic Pen's and Mead Notebooks for making this possible, and the Forest Lawn Cemetary for all the support they give the sport"
 
2013-05-16 05:07:30 PM  
NASCAR will dock him 50 death points for bad publicity.
 
2013-05-16 05:07:32 PM  

Nabb1: The Bestest: suicide at that age.. safe money is generally on "terminal illness"

Maybe he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.


Nah, he would have forgotten why he drove out to a cemetery.
 
2013-05-16 05:08:52 PM  
Finally shot his load.
 
2013-05-16 05:08:52 PM  
I feel bad for the guy, whatever the problems were.

But I gotta admit, if I was named Dick Trickle, I'd seriously consider racing under a "track name". Crash Wallbanger was always my favorite.
 
2013-05-16 05:09:41 PM  
The guy's name was Dick Trickle...

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-16 05:10:28 PM  

JustGetItRight: Astorix: I wonder if it's going to come out that he was very sick. RIP. Sad for his family.

It wouldn't be completely shocking.  You almost never saw him without a cigarette.

Hate to hear it.  He was a fantastic driver.


And a fair shot
 
2013-05-16 05:10:38 PM  
He was a damn fine driver, and he used to race actual stock cars.
 
2013-05-16 05:10:50 PM  
The really sad part is speed racer will have all of eternity suffering over his decision in what appears to be his broken down house.

/true story
//saw it on TV and stuff
 
2013-05-16 05:10:58 PM  

nekom: AdolfOliverPanties: Perfect headline.  Sad story.

Hilarious name to boot.  But in all seriousness, it's always sad that someone decides that it's time to go.


I know MANY farkers who would want me to, but after my first stroke I almost ate a bullet too.
 
2013-05-16 05:11:30 PM  

TomD9938: Anderson's Pooper: It's a sad story.  But, to be honest, at 71 he lasted about 57 years longer than most of us would have with the same name.

[cdn.sheknows.com image 448x300]

"It's pronounced, 'Trick-Ley'!"



media.tumblr.com
"It's pronounced Twink-let-its"
 
2013-05-16 05:12:11 PM  
Long live Rusty Kuntz

www.baseball-almanac.com
 
2013-05-16 05:14:27 PM  
Guess he had it Up to Here
 
2013-05-16 05:14:43 PM  
Sad.  I think I actually met him once but was too young to remember it well (under 5). I grew up around the corner from and was good friends with a niece of his.
 
2013-05-16 05:16:34 PM  
Must have been all those concussions
 
2013-05-16 05:16:35 PM  

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.


He did it right. This way, there's is no land or property that is made "less valuable" or "spoiled" in any way, and people who have seen this type of thing before are almost certainly the first to find him. I respect him for doing it this way, it's very considerate of others.

/has found a friend by surprise in the woods, not a fun thing
 
2013-05-16 05:19:36 PM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Sad.  I think I actually met him once but was too young to remember it well (under 5). I grew up around the corner from and was good friends with a niece of his.


Huh, according to Wiki, he fell two floors to the basement and broke his hip.  Damn
 
2013-05-16 05:20:48 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: nekom: AdolfOliverPanties: Perfect headline.  Sad story.

Hilarious name to boot.  But in all seriousness, it's always sad that someone decides that it's time to go.

I know MANY farkers who would want me to, but after my first stroke I almost ate a bullet too.


If you've had multiple strokes, it explains so much about you. I may hate you, but I'm glad you aren't dead. People I hate deserve to live too.
 
2013-05-16 05:22:10 PM  

blatz514: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Sad.  I think I actually met him once but was too young to remember it well (under 5). I grew up around the corner from and was good friends with a niece of his.

Huh, according to Wiki, he fell two floors to the basement and broke his hip.  Damn


To clarify, that was when he was 8. Not a recent issue. Though it gave him a lifelong limp.
 
2013-05-16 05:22:15 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: The guy's name was Dick Trickle...

[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 238x212]


He has a wife, you know.
www.israellycool.com
 
2013-05-16 05:22:48 PM  

Shadow Blasko: tarheel07: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 276x413]
RIP Cole Trickle

This one... this one I'll actually applaud.

THATS how you do the RIP meme


Any way you do the RIP meme is the right way.
 
2013-05-16 05:25:17 PM  

The Downfall: jehovahs witness protection: nekom: AdolfOliverPanties: Perfect headline.  Sad story.

Hilarious name to boot.  But in all seriousness, it's always sad that someone decides that it's time to go.

I know MANY farkers who would want me to, but after my first stroke I almost ate a bullet too.

If you've had multiple strokes, it explains so much about you. I may hate you, but I'm glad you aren't dead. People I hate deserve to live too.


Ya never know...one day you might get to comment on my death in a fark thread. I'm pretty sure it'll be a hate fest, but it won't be by my own hand, maybe.
 
2013-05-16 05:26:44 PM  

The Downfall: blatz514: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Sad.  I think I actually met him once but was too young to remember it well (under 5). I grew up around the corner from and was good friends with a niece of his.

Huh, according to Wiki, he fell two floors to the basement and broke his hip.  Damn

To clarify, that was when he was 8. Not a recent issue. Though it gave him a lifelong limp.


Oh, yes.  Sorry for omitting that small detail.

/punches self in arm
 
2013-05-16 05:27:00 PM  

MBooda: SN1987a goes boom: The guy's name was Dick Trickle...

[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 238x212]

He has a wife, you know.
[www.israellycool.com image 360x252]


i lol'd!
 
2013-05-16 05:27:52 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com

RIP Dick Trickle
 
2013-05-16 05:28:04 PM  

Homer Nixon: Long live Rusty Kuntz

[www.baseball-almanac.com image 213x300]


Hey, Rusty's the 1st base coach for the KC Royals.
 
2013-05-16 05:28:09 PM  
Killed himself in a cemetery?
How very thoughtful and convenient.
 
2013-05-16 05:30:31 PM  
Depression is a weird thing. I battle it and have said "if things get too tough, I'll just drop out, assume a new identity and live on a beach somewhere." I've also been close to calling it quits, but I'm a pussy and don't like pain, so I try to think it will get better.

So far, so good.

At what point can you be sure tomorrow won't be better and you need to go now? Everyone telling you death is a long term solution to a short term problem doesn't work.

Terminal diease I can see. Boss chewing you out or Debbie breaking up with you is weak. But what the hell do I know.
 
2013-05-16 05:30:46 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
R.I.P. Tricky Dick.
 
2013-05-16 05:32:44 PM  
The only way to counteract a Dick Trickle is with a gun nut

/think about it
 
2013-05-16 05:33:07 PM  

BunkoSquad: RIP IP FREELEY


This is why I love this place so much.
 
2013-05-16 05:33:19 PM  
He was a hell of a story teller too.
 
2013-05-16 05:33:31 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Apparently he called the police and told them they'd find a body at Forest Lawn


Final police report shows that hundreds of bodies were found.
 
2013-05-16 05:34:29 PM  

Astorix: I wonder if it's going to come out that he was very sick. RIP. Sad for his family.


God I hope not.  How depressing to pick that way out.
 
2013-05-16 05:35:56 PM  
the biggest redneck here:
/has found a friend by surprise in the woods, not a fun thing

Is that anything like finding a stranger in the Alps?
 
2013-05-16 05:39:56 PM  
Convenient location...
 
2013-05-16 05:42:31 PM  

lockers: The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call apparently from the victim that "there would be a dead body and it would be his."

How is he a victim?


Some nutbag shot him!
 
2013-05-16 05:42:44 PM  
RIP Dick Dangles
i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-05-16 05:44:08 PM  
 
2013-05-16 05:44:54 PM  
My lady now says at karaoke tonight, I should sing "It's Tricky", but somehow change the lyrics to tribute to this guy.
 
2013-05-16 05:44:59 PM  
Lucky bastard.
 
2013-05-16 05:45:06 PM  

Homer Nixon: Long live Rusty Kuntz

[www.baseball-almanac.com image 213x300]


There was a football player for the Browns in the 70's by the name of Fair Hooker
 
2013-05-16 05:46:34 PM  

lockers: How is he a victim?


Until the investigation is complete the police don't know who shot him.  They have a pretty good idea but need to look into it anyway.
 
2013-05-16 05:48:03 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.


It's up now.
http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/9283240/retired-driv er -dick-trickle-dead-apparent-self-inflicted-gun-shot-wound
 
2013-05-16 05:50:43 PM  

The Martintuckian: He was a hell of a story teller too.


Teller and subject.

Really sad on this one.
 
2013-05-16 05:53:57 PM  
One of my favorite Dick Trickle Cars:

i.imgur.com

Describes exactly how people reacted to his name.
 
2013-05-16 05:54:02 PM  

The Missing Link: Homer Nixon: Long live Rusty Kuntz

[www.baseball-almanac.com image 213x300]

There was a football player for the Browns in the 70's by the name of Fair Hooker


The Lions had a safety in the 90s named Harry Colon.

As I recall, he was a clean player.
 
2013-05-16 05:54:17 PM  
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.
 
2013-05-16 05:57:27 PM  

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.


It is equally likely that you simply can't find it due to the disaster of a website that is Nascar.com.

No real NASCAR fan goes to that site.  If you want real news, go to jayski.com he's the Matt Drudge of NASCAR.
 
2013-05-16 05:59:40 PM  
His Nephew,  Chris Trickle (May 30, 1973 - March 25, 1998) was a driver who was murdered in an unsolved.
 
2013-05-16 06:05:36 PM  

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.


seriously? wtf?
 
2013-05-16 06:07:25 PM  

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.


So will they just Chris Benoit him?
 
2013-05-16 06:13:02 PM  

FlashHarry: 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.

seriously? wtf?


Actually, NASCAR generally tries to ignore any era before the manufactured chase was created, or the cookie cutter cars.

Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Richard Petty might get a mention every now and then, but that's it.

And since Dick Trickle killed himself? No way they'll mention him. Hell, Tim Richmond didn't exist from 1989 until 2010 when ESPN did that 30 for 30 Documentary on him.
 
2013-05-16 06:13:15 PM  

Heathen: exick: lockers: The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call apparently from the victim that "there would be a dead body and it would be his."

How is he a victim?

I'm not sure there's really another English word that you can use in its place. Do we have a generic word for the recipient of a self-inflicted bullet? "Committer of suicide" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.

suicidist?


Suicide can refer to a person.  But when he called he wasn't yet one.  He wasn't yet a victim either, though, right?
 
2013-05-16 06:13:35 PM  

TomD9938: The Missing Link: Homer Nixon: Long live Rusty Kuntz

[www.baseball-almanac.com image 213x300]

There was a football player for the Browns in the 70's by the name of Fair Hooker

The Lions had a safety in the 90s named Harry Colon.

As I recall, he was a clean player.


 Big fan of all of these but I think the best and most underrated name is sports has to be Magic Johnson. Who wouldn't love a Magic Johnson?
 
2013-05-16 06:16:55 PM  
R.I.P. Mr. Trickle.
 
2013-05-16 06:17:26 PM  

Liquorslingr: TomD9938: The Missing Link: Homer Nixon: Long live Rusty Kuntz

[www.baseball-almanac.com image 213x300]

There was a football player for the Browns in the 70's by the name of Fair Hooker

The Lions had a safety in the 90s named Harry Colon.

As I recall, he was a clean player.

 Big fan of all of these but I think the best and most underrated name is sports has to be Magic Johnson. Who wouldn't love a Magic Johnson?


...any woman who farked him bareback in the late 80s or early 90s?
 
2013-05-16 06:19:16 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: FlashHarry: 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.

seriously? wtf?

Actually, NASCAR generally tries to ignore any era before the manufactured chase was created, or the cookie cutter cars.

Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Richard Petty might get a mention every now and then, but that's it.

And since Dick Trickle killed himself? No way they'll mention him. Hell, Tim Richmond didn't exist from 1989 until 2010 when ESPN did that 30 for 30 Documentary on him.


Not a huge fan of NASCAR, but it was all about Rusty Wallace and the 0-2. :)
 
2013-05-16 06:22:36 PM  

Cheesehead_Dave: [www.mediabistro.com image 300x250]
Inconsolable


And they always referred to him as "Cult Hero, Dick Trickle".
 
2013-05-16 06:25:03 PM  

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.
 
2013-05-16 06:25:59 PM  

JustGetItRight: Astorix: I wonder if it's going to come out that he was very sick. RIP. Sad for his family.

It wouldn't be completely shocking.  You almost never saw him without a cigarette.

Hate to hear it.  He was a fantastic driver.


Yeah. He even had a lighter installed in his car so he could grab a smoke during yellow laps. That always cracked me up when they'd show his in-car and there he'd be, puffin away.

Sad news.
 
2013-05-16 06:29:49 PM  

Liquorslingr: TomD9938: The Missing Link: Homer Nixon: Long live Rusty Kuntz

[www.baseball-almanac.com image 213x300]

There was a football player for the Browns in the 70's by the name of Fair Hooker

The Lions had a safety in the 90s named Harry Colon.

As I recall, he was a clean player.

 Big fan of all of these but I think the best and most underrated name is sports has to be Magic Johnson. Who wouldn't love a Magic Johnson?


Let's not forget this guy.

sportshangover.com
 
2013-05-16 06:37:08 PM  

mr_a: But I gotta admit, if I was named Dick Trickle, I'd seriously consider racing under a "track name". Crash Wallbanger was always my favorite.


His name was Richard Trickle, he insisted on being called Dick. People tried to get him to use Richard or at least Rich, but nope, he insisted on Dick.
 
2013-05-16 06:40:07 PM  
www.ianbrodie.com

RIP thick treacle


as much as i hate the meme sometimes you know no one else will post it.
 
2013-05-16 06:46:01 PM  

ArcTheLad: Exclusive text of suicide note:  "I'd like to thank Smith & Wesson, Bic Pen's and Mead Notebooks for making this possible, and the Forest Lawn Cemetary for all the support they give the sport"


Had to laugh at that.

\aisle seat, please.
 
2013-05-16 06:50:05 PM  

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....
 
2013-05-16 06:51:02 PM  
So odds this gets any mention during the TV coverage of the next race on fox?
 
2013-05-16 06:52:48 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: FlashHarry: 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.

seriously? wtf?

Actually, NASCAR generally tries to ignore any era before the manufactured chase was created, or the cookie cutter cars.

Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Richard Petty might get a mention every now and then, but that's it.

And since Dick Trickle killed himself? No way they'll mention him. Hell, Tim Richmond didn't exist from 1989 until 2010 when ESPN did that 30 for 30 Documentary on him.


It's also a regional thing. In those days, dinosaurs roamed the earth, the cars were made of steel, the men were made of iron, and NASCAR drivers were from south of Richmond and east of New Orleans.
 
2013-05-16 06:59:20 PM  
goddamn sad news. I got to see him race a few times at Sears Point. Even when he wasn't good, he was entertaining, and one of those stalwarts who you assumed would just always be around.
 
2013-05-16 07:03:41 PM  

lockers: labman: lockers: The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call apparently from the victim that "there would be a dead body and it would be his."

How is he a victim?

Oh I don't know, maybe because his patents named him Dick Trickle.

If he filed his patents that way, who else is their to blame then himself?


Speaking of filing the wrong paperwork. There's a liquor store in Huntington Beach called "wine 7 spirits". We figured when they submitted the paperwork they forgot to push the shift key, got 7 instead of &. And said "Fark it, we'll take it".
 
2013-05-16 07:07:16 PM  

Astorix: I wonder if it's going to come out that he was very sick. RIP. Sad for his family.


With a name like that, what was it, enlarged prostate?  Or something venereal?
 
2013-05-16 07:09:37 PM  

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.


This little blurb and a picture from a link on the front page is about it:

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Dick Trickle on his passing today. Dick was a legend in the short-track racing community, particularly in his home state of Wisconsin, and he was a true fan favorite.  Personalities like Dick Trickle helped shape our sport. He will be missed." -- Brian France, NASCAR Chairman & CEO

All the drivers are tweeting RIPs though.
 
2013-05-16 07:12:00 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....


That's what made me LMAO. He had them install one.
 
2013-05-16 07:13:31 PM  

WhyteRaven74: So odds this gets any mention during the TV coverage of the next race on fox?


Fox'll mention it, but as said, have fun trying to find any mention of it on nascar.com
 
2013-05-16 07:14:10 PM  

martinis00: His Nephew,  Chris Trickle (May 30, 1973 - March 25, 1998) was a driver who was murdered in an unsolved.


Murdered in an unsolved what? C'mon man, don't leave me hangin' here!
 
2013-05-16 07:15:13 PM  
I would do the RIP meme but Im not GISing dick trickle.

Seriously though this sucks.  I certainly wasn't expecting to hear that the guy with the best name in NASCAR offed himself.  Im also kind of surprised at the respectfulness in this thread.  Usually you'll get a chorus of "selfish" "coward" etc etc in a suicide thread.
 
2013-05-16 07:18:46 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Im also kind of surprised at the respectfulness in this thread.  Usually you'll get a chorus of "selfish" "coward" etc etc in a suicide thread.


Over 70 + did it in a considerate manner. Can't really hate on it.
 
2013-05-16 07:24:47 PM  

WTFDYW: 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....

That's what made me LMAO. He had them install one.


Did he have them install an ashtray or did he just flick it out the window?
 
2013-05-16 07:26:36 PM  

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.


All in all the whole re-vamp of nascar.com is a complete mess.  I'm a huge NASCAR fan, and I can't even visit that P.O.S. anymore.

/RIP Dick.
 
2013-05-16 07:27:54 PM  

Tom_Slick: WTFDYW: 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....

That's what made me LMAO. He had them install one.

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


I dunno, but he did have a hole cut in the thumb of his lighter hand glove so he could light the lighter.
 
2013-05-16 07:29:51 PM  

WhyteRaven74: mr_a: But I gotta admit, if I was named Dick Trickle, I'd seriously consider racing under a "track name". Crash Wallbanger was always my favorite.

His name was Richard Trickle, he insisted on being called Dick. People tried to get him to use Richard or at least Rich, but nope, he insisted on Dick.


I think it was sort of a "boy named Sue" thing.
 
2013-05-16 07:35:58 PM  

WhyteRaven74: So odds this gets any mention during the TV coverage of the next race on fox?


It'll get mentioned on the pre-race (Speed channel), for sure. But I doubt that the 'how' of his passing will be announced. Fox will have Darrell, or his brother Mikey, or his other brother Mikey give a quick eulogy and career tour. And Mike Joy will say something mid-race, 'cause that's how he is.
 
2013-05-16 07:37:16 PM  

Another Government Employee: ArcTheLad: Exclusive text of suicide note:  "I'd like to thank Smith & Wesson, Bic Pen's and Mead Notebooks for making this possible, and the Forest Lawn Cemetary for all the support they give the sport"

Had to laugh at that.

\aisle seat, please.


I giggled at that too!
/hope you saved me a seat!
 
2013-05-16 07:50:35 PM  
So I assume he shot his final load?
 
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  
b.vimeocdn.com

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  
upload.wikimedia.org

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  
cdn.lastangryfan.com
 
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*
 
2013-05-17 09:29:50 AM  
I blame his parents.  Naming your kid Dick Trickle is a sure fire way to ensure death by way of suicide.
 
2013-05-17 10:05:03 AM  

post0089: Hard to be objective, I guess.


okay, i'll  give you that.  i bet it's a rare person who has not known a family/friend who has committed suicide.

but it's easy to not be so judgemental...especially when dealing with other folks' pain.
 
2013-05-17 12:55:26 PM  

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.


Ah, State Park Speed Way.  Saw REO there back in the mid to late 70's.

Anyway, he also owned a resort in Rib Lake, WI (Camp 28) and I heard he would always make time for those that wanted to see him (if he was there).  Not sure if he still owns/owned it though.
 
2013-05-17 06:10:27 PM  
I met him when he drove the 90 Heilig-Meyers car.  Before the Richmond spring race in the HM VIP suite.  He was friendly and showed no hubris at all.  Had on a "show" Nomex suit with sponsor patches all over it, with a piece of duct tape over one on  his left chest.  I asked him what that was about and he said, "I ain't got a check from this this quarter".

Sorry he found it necessary to check himself out, but I understand.
 
2013-05-17 08:06:47 PM  
I was thinking an unrestricted overengined NASCAR race car with winglets and a ramp and a press conference to have the press watch him try to jump the Grand Canyon would have been much sweeter.
 
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