Authorities in North Carolina said former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71. The Lincoln County Sheriff's...
Trickle dead at 71
Authorities in North Carolina said former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.
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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said authorities received a call believed to be from Trickle on Thursday saying that “there would be a dead body and it would be his.” Authorities tried to call the number back, but no one answered.
The sheriff said Trickle’s body was found near his pickup truck at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boger City, N.C., about 40 miles northwest of Charlotte. Foul play is not suspected.
Trickle was the Winston Cup series rookie of the year in 1989 but never won a Cup race. He won two Busch Series races.
“Personalities like Dick Trickle helped shape our sport,” NASCAR CEO Brian France said in a statement. “He will be missed.”
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