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  •  Dick Trickle (4+ / 0-)

    Yesterday he took his life, he was 71 years old.

    Trickle was a race car driver who won so many times, no one keep a record, it is estimated to be over 1200.

    He was nascar Cup Rockie of The Year at the age of 48.
    Never won in Cup.

    But he had 2 wins in what is now called Nationwide class.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    In 1993 I was working for Rahmoc, that would be car 75.
    Trickle drove the car for the first half of the year.

    http://www.cnn.com/...

    I heard Kenny Wallace said Trickle has been in increasing pain for over a year. So it might have been a medical thing that drove him to take his own life.

    Sad Sad Sad.

    RIP

    •  I've heard his name many many times. (4+ / 0-)

      It is sad.  NASCAR will honor him in some way, I'm sure.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Fri May 17, 2013 at 04:37:42 AM PDT

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    •  I saw that story yesterday. So sad. (3+ / 0-)
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      eeff, Joy of Fishes, JaxDem

      My wife was Head Nurse on the oncology unit of a large hospital. It was not unusual for her to lose an occasional patient to suicide. When pain gets bad enough, some brave souls opt for the faster way out. It is said that "suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem." The reality for patients in severe intractable pain is different.

      For pain patients in chronic severe pain, today is the best day they will ever have, because all their tomorrows will become progressively worse. From the official news stories, his alleged pain problem has not been confirmed, but if true, I understand completely. At any rate, I do hope they find a way to honor the race driver with the coolest name in all of racing.    

      I remember the last time I saw him race. That was the spring race, in March 2002. The last race he ran at Bristol.

      He almost didn't qualify for the (then) Winston Cup race at Bristol. I was there for Pole Day and he got way loose during the time trials, especially coming out of turn three.  He started in 42nd place and placed 42nd with a blown engine.

      Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength. - Eric Hoffer

      by Otteray Scribe on Fri May 17, 2013 at 06:37:12 AM PDT

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