Tuesday, May 16, 2017

"NASCAR Short Track Legend" Dick Trickle Dies - May 16, 2013

October 27, 1941 - May 16, 2013
Dick Trickle

Born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA.
The 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Series "Rookie of the Year" and billed as the winningest short track driver in history, he raced for decades around the short tracks of Wisconsin, winning many championships along the way. Trickle competed in the ASA, ARTGO, ARCA, All Pro, IMCA, NASCAR, and USAC.

In more than an estimated 2,200 races, Trickle logged one million laps and is believed to have won over 1,200 feature races. He was billed as the winningest short track driver in history. Trickle's career highlights include racing to 67 wins in 1972, winning seven ARTGO Championships in nine years between 1979 to 1987, winning back to back ASA AC-Delco Challenge championships in 1984 and 1985, the 1968 USAC Stock Car rookie of the year, and winning the 1989 NASCAR Rookie of the Year award in what was then called the Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup).

Sadly, Trickle died May 16, 2013, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. For more; In memory of Dick Trickle.

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