Not only did he have the greatest name in sports, he was also a really nice man. Thus, we’re all shocked to hear about the Dick Trickle death. Photos of the race car driver known for winning more than 1,200 career races can be seen below. The native of Wisconsin was 71 years old.
The circumstances surrounded his demise are sketchy but it sounds like he committed suicide. According to one report, he called police to tell where a dead body could be found. He then said the dead body would be his. Additionally, a suicide note was reportedly found on the scene.
Until the very end, the NASCAR legend was active in the racing community — especially back in Wisconsin. A reason for why he’d want to kill himself hasn’t yet emerged. Regardless, Rest In Peace.
Here are 7 Dick Trickle pictures. Be sure to click “Next” to see each of the emotional pics.