NASCAR Legend Dick Trickle Dead in Apparent Suicide

N.C. police say the race car driver was found dead near his granddaughter's grave.
1:18 | 05/17/13

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My gosh yes I used to watching all the time when I was a kid. My dad got -- of -- and millions of NASCAR fans stunned by the death of legendary racer Dick Trickle. Trickle who some claim is the winningest driver of all time. Was found dead shortly after noon today at forest lawn cemetery. It trickles hometown. It's a place of significance -- -- family his granddaughter was very -- after she was killed in a car accident. Back in 2001. Deputies say they received a 911 call from the NASCAR driver today. But by the time they arrived they found him dead from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. Tonight deputies told Eyewitness News they did find a note -- trickles body. But wouldn't say what was written on it. I guess I'm like everybody else still in shock it's one of those kind of feels like chickens coming. Winston Kelley with a NASCAR hall of fame says -- was a tremendous race car driver. Who could take on any opponent -- and he'll be missed during the upcoming speed week here in Charlotte. -- indeed he did not reach the cup level until he was late forties I think he was around 48 when he won rookie of the year which is very old. As as athletes -- He can hang in there with a young --

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