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Ex-driver Dick Trickle dead at 71

Updated: May 17, 2013, 12:20 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- Retired stock-car driver Dick Trickle, known for his colorful name and short-track prowess, died on Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.

According to the Lincoln County, N.C., sheriff's department, the incident occurred at 12:02 p.m. ET at Forest Lawn Cemetery off Highway 150 in Boger City.

The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call, apparently from Trickle, that "there would be a dead body and it would be ...

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