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The W - Sports that aren't Baseball, Football, Basketball, or Hockey - RIP - Dick Trickle 10/27/41 - 5/16/2013
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Since: 18.3.02
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When I was younger, his name was just something to snicker about. As I got older and became a casual race fan (as well as having some friends that are pretty hardcore fans), I grew to respect his record and the fact that he was something of a Wisconsin legend.

He took his own life yesterday.

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Yeah, I read about that. Geoff Bodine did a lengthy interview about him in Speed. Trickle was a favorite of mine when I first started watching racing up north and then when he came into Nascar I was a big rooter - but he was a bit too old and underfunded. I always enjoyed the "what place did Dick Trickle finish in? by Keith Olbermann.

Too bad. I haven't seen any "why" to it, but he was as nice as he could be. Called the cops and said he was doing it and where, walked away from his truck, I believe in a cemetary, and did it. Bet something medical was going on. Alzheimers or the big C or something.

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He had apparently lost some family members to car accidents since his retirement and the general health issues brought on my traveling 200MPH for 32 years. I am shocked he could even walk.

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