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Dick Trickle

Dick TrickleAKA Richard Leroy Trickle

Born: 27-Oct-1941
Birthplace: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Died: 16-May-2013
Location of death: Boger City, NC
Cause of death: Suicide

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Auto Racing

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Stock car racer

A age eight after a two-story fall, Dick Trickle spent three years in a half-body cast where it was not expected he would ever walk again. He began racing in 1958 and was a highly talented driver though often hampered by low-budget equipment. Already with 30 years of racing under his belt, he was NASCAR Premier Series Rookie of the Year in 1989, earning six top-5 finishes that season. Trickle won over 1000 races in his career, but only one major NASCAR race -- the 1990 Winston Open. Trickle died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his pickup truck, helpfully parked at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boger City, North Carolina.

Wife: Darlene (m. 1961, two daughters, one son)
Son: Chad
Son: Todd
Daughter: Victoria

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    Shot: Self-Inflicted 16-May-2013 (his death)
    Risk Factors: Smoking

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