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Saturday, May 18, 2013
We Did Not Make Up This Name
Dick Trickle, stock-car driver, dies in apparent suicide at 71
Here's the full article in the once great Washington Post Kaplan Daily, noting that he once carved a hole in his helmet in order to puff on a cigarette while on a warm-up lap. Quite successful in short track racing, Trickle later joined the NASCAR circuit. Former ESPN anchors Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick jokingly made a point of reporting where he finished in a race, no matter how far back in the pack. RIP.