Former NASCAR Driver Dead in Apparent Suicide

Former NASCAR Driver Dead in Apparent Suicide

May 16, 2013 Updated May 16, 2013 at 5:42 PM EDT

According to a report from the Charlotte Observer, police in North Carolina said former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle was found dead Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Trickle was 71.

Police said Trickle was found dead next to his truck, which was parked at a cemetery, according to the Charlotte Observer report.

Trickle, a Wisconsin native, was a short track racing legend who became a fan favorite during his time in NASCAR, when began in the late 1990s.

Read the Charlotte Observer report HERE.

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