So sad. NASCAR legend Dick Trickle was found dead on May 16 of an alleged self inflicted gunshot wound.
Dick Trickle has died at 71-years-old. The NASCAR driver was found dead at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincoln County, North Carolina on May 16 from what appeared to be a self inflicted gun shot wound. This is such a tragedy.
Dick Trickle Found Dead At 71
Dick died in what appears to be very tragic circumstances, as he appears to have taken his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports TMZ.
The North Carolina police department say that Dick shot himself at the cemetery at 12pm on May 16. Emergency responders say they received a phone call before the shooting, in which the caller told officials that there would a dead body at the cemetery, and it would be his.
The responders desperately tried to get the call back, but they could not.
Tragically, when emergency responders arrived, they found Dick’s lifeless body near his pick up truck. Such an awful tragedy.
Dick Trickle’s Career
During his racing career, Dick competed in the ASA, ARTGO, ARCA, All Pro, IMCA, NASCAR, and USAC. Nicknamed the “White Knight”, he drove in more than 2000 estimated races, where he logged one million laps and won around 1,000 feature races. He is billed as the winningest short track driver in history.
His nephew Chris Trickle was an up-and-coming race car driver before dying in a drive by shooting.
Our thoughts are with his family at his time.
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— Eleanore Hutch