Dick Trickle, RIP

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Dick Trickle, RIP
Thu May 16, 2013 6:24 pm
  • Old-time (at least, people my age) will recognize the name Dick Trickle, the coolest driver in NASCAR. Once lit a cigarette while driving his race car with his knees during a caution lap, on TV no less. Dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot at age 71. Along with Mack Strong, he had one of the best names in any sport!
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Re: Dick Trickle, RIP
Thu May 16, 2013 7:19 pm
  • Wow. I wouldn't have guessed he was that old already.

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Re: Dick Trickle, RIP
Thu May 16, 2013 8:19 pm
  • lol. Dick Trickle... best name in sports.
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Re: Dick Trickle, RIP
Thu May 16, 2013 8:25 pm
  • CANHawk wrote:lol. Dick Trickle... best name in sports.


    Dick Butkus could give him a run for his money.
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Re: Dick Trickle, RIP
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Re: Dick Trickle, RIP
Fri May 17, 2013 11:01 am
  • Largent80 wrote:Apparantly he offed himself....http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/1 ... 89578.html


    After 70 years he finally got tired of people making fun of his name? Geez, he could have just gone by Richard...

    Actually, it'll probablly come out that he had a brain tumor or ALS or pancreatic cancer or something nasty like that.
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Re: Dick Trickle, RIP
Fri May 17, 2013 5:49 pm
  • He qualified for the Indy 500 several times besides Nascar. He was in the race our local legend Tom Sneva "The Gas Man" won in 83 I believe it was.

    As I recall he was the owner of a large corporation that allowed him the money to compete tho he never got in the "upper" level of competition.

    A great and funny guy tho. sadly he must not have been able to handle it when the cheering stopped.

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Re: Dick Trickle, RIP
Tue May 21, 2013 10:31 am
  • JSeahawks wrote:
    CANHawk wrote:lol. Dick Trickle... best name in sports.


    Dick Butkus could give him a run for his money.


    Coco Crisp is is up there too.
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Re: Dick Trickle, RIP
Tue May 21, 2013 10:46 am
  • hawker84 wrote:
    JSeahawks wrote:
    CANHawk wrote:lol. Dick Trickle... best name in sports.


    Dick Butkus could give him a run for his money.


    Coco Crisp is is up there too.


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