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.
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.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
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.
"Tattoos are the mullets of the aughts." - Mike Naimark
"Don't stop after beating the swords into ploughshares, don't stop! Go on beating and make musical instruments out of them. Whoever wants to make war again will have to turn them into ploughshares first" - Yehuda Amichai
I thought after the first couple laps until the trackifre that it was a great race. Good to see Burton and Biff up there leading, looks like Jr is having his usual promising start and the glory boys start at the end. Satisfying.