NASCAR Remembers Retired Racing Legend Dick Trickle
As NASCAR prepares for this weekend's races, fans are remembering retired racing legend Dick Trickle. The long-time Lincoln County resident was found dead today. Deputies say he died from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound.
According to Lincoln County Police, Trickle called 911 saying there would be a dead body at Forest Lawn Cemetery, and that it would be his.
Brad Keselowski said today at Charlotte Motor Speedway that he will always remember Trickle as a legend in short track racing. "He was the superstar for that style of that genre and era," he says. "It's very sad to see him go, and obviously difficult with the way it went."
Trickle won the Winston Cup Rookie of the Year in 1989, and also won two Busch Series races. He ran 303 Cup races over 24 years, finally retiring in 2002. His best year was 1989, where he racked up six Top Five Finishes, wrapping up the year in 15th. He was 71 years old.