Dick Trickle

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Birthday
27, 1941
Death Date
May 16, 2013 (71)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
27, 1941
Death Date
May 16, 2013 (71)

About

Known as the White Knight; at the time of his death he was believed to have been the winningest short track racer ever, with over 1,200 victories.

Before Fame

He broke his hip when he was eight, and he was told that he would never walk again; instead, it led to his friend taking him to a race when he was nine, and he was instantly hooked.

Trivia

After an illustrious career in many series, he joined NASCAR in 1989, and won the Rookie of the Year award.

Family Life

He married Darlene Trickle in 1961 and the couple remained married until his suicide.

Associated With

His easy to laugh at name was frequently mentioned after NASCAR races by ESPN's Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick.