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NASCAR Remembers Dick Trickle
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By Compiled by Carol Einarsson | 05/16/2013
Category: This Just In

Hate sharing things like this... Such a tragedy.
Dick Trickle dead from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after calling police and telling them where to find his body. Some of the hundreds of Tweets posted are listed below.

Sad to hear of Dick Trickle. At some point we were all short trackers. He was the best. #RIPDickTrickle
-Joey Logano (@JoeyLogano)

Favorite Dick Trickle quote, when interviewed after being in a Cup crash: "It was at least 50% my fault, I went out there with them idiots"!
-Allen Bestwick (@AllenBestwick)

We join thousands of fans/friends of Dick Trickle in mourning his passing. He was part of our program and will be missed. #RIPDick

Say it's not so. Sad news about a racing legend. Dick Trickle. He kicked butt everywhere he went
-Mark Martin (@55MarkMartin)

Dick Trickle taught me to be me, He taught me to Justify things my way and said "Kenny keep laughing loud cause that's who you are"
-Kenny Wallace (@Kenny_Wallace)

"Ya gotta wanna." - Dick Trickle. #NASCARWisdom

Trickle was a legend-When i was 14 we beat doors for 50 laps @ Madison-He gave me the boot w/ 5 to go, offered me a cigarette after the race
-Landon Cassill (@LandonCassill)

Sad to hear the news of the passing of Dick Trickle. He was one tough competitor! #RIPDickTrickle
-Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb)

This is truly unbelievable! Our prayers & thoughts go out to #DickTrickle & his family during this difficult time. #RIP sad day for us
-Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch)

Sad to hear of Dick Trickle he was a great IROC teacher
-Max Papis (@MaxPapis)

Dick Trickle was a good friend. I was lucky enuff 2 know & work w/him. King of "The Racers". He not only told great stories, he created em. RIP
-Eddie D'Hont (@EddieDHont)

Such sad news... #DickTrickle
-Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson)

RIP Dick Trickle A true Racing legend.
-Steve Letarte (@SteveLetarte)

Shocked to hear about Dick Trickle. RIP
-Martin Truex (@MartinTruexJr56)

I just read about Dick Trickle, met him during my season doing IROC series. He was a true Racer and will be missed. #RIP
-JJ Yeley (@JJYeley1)

Just want to say its a sad day. Dick trickle is a legend. RIP.
-David Stremme (@DavidStremme)

RIP Dick Trickle. You were one awesome racer #selfmadelegend.
-Slugger Labbe (@SluggerLabbe)

Devastated at the loss of Dick Trickle. Words cannot express how Janet and I feel. Janet used to spot for him back in the day. #Prayers
-Todd Bodine (@Team_Onion)

Trickle was a legend before racers were cool and popular. He kicked your ass and you remembered it. Then he'd have a beer w you.#RIPTrickle
-Mike Kelley (@CrewChief6NNS)

Very sad to hear about the passing of Dick Trickle today. There are not as many "real racers" around 2day. And we lost 1 of the best.
-David Ragan (@DavidRagan)

I watched Dick Trickle square a rear end with his eye to within a 1/16". He said to me "I don't need all that fancy shit" #anotherlegendgone
-D.J. Copp (@DJCopp83)

Dick Trickle was a racer's racer and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.



05/16/2013 8:05 pm (1)
Sad news. Going to guess he had health issues and decided to take the short route.

Bill B
05/16/2013 9:01 pm (2)
That's what I figured as well.
I remember when my niece was 4 years old and was around for the first time when I was watching a race. She didn't take anything away from that race except for the name Dick Trickle. To this day we laugh about that. (She's 19 now and Dick Trickle is still probably about all she knows about NASCAR. Well, and Jeff Gordon since her uncle forced her to know about him through repetition /brain wasjing. LOL)
05/17/2013 8:32 am (3)
Such sad news.... praying for his family.

RIP Dick Trickle

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