Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Dick Trickle dead at 71
ESPN ^ | May 16, 2013 | David Newton

Posted on 05/16/2013 2:19:45 PM PDT by Gettin Betta

CONCORD, N.C. -- 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. 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: nascar
What a shame. A colorful driver with a colorful name
1 posted on 05/16/2013 2:19:45 PM PDT by Gettin Betta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta

Sad news.

He used to drive the number 64 Schneider car I think it was.


2 posted on 05/16/2013 2:23:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta

Wonder if he was given a diagnosis of cancer ? RIP.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 2:23:46 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta

Keep this classy FReepers.

One thread was yanked already. After just one post.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3020380/posts


4 posted on 05/16/2013 2:25:14 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta

I think your post is going to get a “no thanks” but what do I know?


5 posted on 05/16/2013 2:26:05 PM PDT by johniegrad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Responsibility2nd

He was a driver from a different time.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 2:27:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta
Trickle was a fan favorite in NASCAR — often smoking cigarettes while he raced.

Wonder if it was the ‘Winston cup’, that was gonna do him in and he just shortened the trip?.

7 posted on 05/16/2013 2:28:29 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta
Trickle was a fan favorite in NASCAR — often smoking cigarettes while he raced.

Wonder if it was the ‘Winston cup’, that was gonna do him in and he just shortened the trip?.

8 posted on 05/16/2013 2:28:29 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Responsibility2nd

Great unreported story: how Dick Trickle brought NASCAR to ESPN. They used to cover the sport simply so the anchors could say his name......


9 posted on 05/16/2013 2:30:26 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj

probably...lung cancer...but i don’t know...met him at CMS and knew him...friendly...always had the CIG on a rollbar clamp lit in the racecar!!!!!!!


10 posted on 05/16/2013 2:31:26 PM PDT by ldish (obama is finally in season...treason is the reason!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta

I’ve heard that even in the last years he raced he had a lighter installed in the race car. He was one of the originals. RIP


11 posted on 05/16/2013 2:32:25 PM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta

He used to smoke in his race car during cautions. I’m guessing cancer.


12 posted on 05/16/2013 2:32:51 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta

Varoom rip


13 posted on 05/16/2013 2:33:05 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Responsibility2nd

You know they can’t resist


14 posted on 05/16/2013 2:33:49 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Monkey Face

Auto racing ping


15 posted on 05/16/2013 2:35:14 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta

To bad. Good guy


16 posted on 05/16/2013 2:39:00 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obama; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta

RIP

17 posted on 05/16/2013 2:39:50 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Yep. It’s hard to believe that he was still racing not that long ago. And now there’s Kyle Busch in the M&Ms car. Sigh.


18 posted on 05/16/2013 2:44:15 PM PDT by Publius Valerius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta

http://www.jcs-group.com/racin/trickle01.html


19 posted on 05/16/2013 2:45:05 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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

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

20 posted on 05/16/2013 2:45:47 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta

RIP, he was one of the colorful fellows who made watching NASCAR so much more entertaining back then than it is now. I have a 1/18 diecast of one of his cars, just for giggles, wished he’d win one, just for the post-race interview.


21 posted on 05/16/2013 2:47:53 PM PDT by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Publius Valerius

Morgan Sheppard is about the last of the old timers still running a limited schedule.

Dave Marcis was in his 70s when he finally retired. He wore loafers to drive.


22 posted on 05/16/2013 2:51:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta

23 posted on 05/16/2013 2:52:36 PM PDT by drewh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gettin Betta

Tom Cruise as Cole Trickle...


24 posted on 05/16/2013 2:56:35 PM PDT by Herosmith ("Hindsight alone is not wisdom, And second-guessing is not a strategy." - GWB)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tax-chick

What a waste. Suicide is never the answer to suffering.


25 posted on 05/16/2013 3:37:20 PM PDT by Monkey Face (If the people lie to government, it's a felony; if government lies to people, it's just politics.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Kommodor
...he was one of the colorful fellows who made watching NASCAR so much more entertaining back then than it is now...

My favorite interview by him was when Geoff Bodine wanted to be called 'Geoffrey'. He said there were too many 'Jeff's in the garage.

So, Trickle asked the commentator to start calling him 'Richard'. He said there were too many 'Dick's in the garage.

26 posted on 05/16/2013 4:02:51 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: mountn man
Emergency units found the body lying near the victim's assailant's dead man's pickup truck when they arrived.
27 posted on 05/16/2013 4:12:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Monkey Face

I suspect Trickle got the news he had inoperable lung cancer. As a young teen I watched my grandad die a long slow and very painful death due to lung cancer and he wasn’t a smoker. I can sympathize with mr trickle if that was indeed the case.


28 posted on 05/16/2013 4:21:59 PM PDT by Hyman Roth
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: VRWC For Truth

Suicide.


29 posted on 05/16/2013 4:28:32 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson