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Dick Trickle (October 27, 1941 - May 16, 2013) was an auto racer from Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. He raced for decades around the short tracks of Wisconsin, winning many championships along the way. With a combined total of up to 1,200 wins [1] in all racing forms to his credit, he has been called "America's Winningest Driver." People are researching to determine the exact number of wins.

In 1984 and 1985, he was the American Speed Association (ASA) champion.

In 1989, he was rookie of the year in NASCAR's Winston Cup at age 48. His best career Winston Cup finish was third (5 times). He started 297 races, with 14 Top 5 and 32 Top 10 finishes.

In 1990, he won the Winston Open (now the Sprint Open), which is a non-points All-Star event for drivers who didn't win in the previous year. He beat Rob Moroso by 8 inches, which is the smallest margin of victory at the event. He also won his only career Cup pole at Dover Downs International Speedway.

Part of his popularity stemmed from his unusual and innuendo-laden name. ESPN's Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann often made it a point to mention where he finished whenever NASCAR highlights were featured on Sportscenter.

Dick also raced in the Busch Series, where he won two races. He had 158 career starts, with 24 Top 5 and 42 Top 10 finishes. He made his Busch Series debut in 1984.

Wins in Major SeriesEdit

0 NASCAR Winston Cup

2 NASCAR Busch Series

32 American Speed Association wins

68 ARTGO Challenge Series wins

6 Hooters All Pro wins

2 NASCAR Southwest Tour wins

2 USAC wins

DeathEdit

Trickle died on May 16, 2013 from an apparently suicide at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boger City, North Carolina. He had been suffering from chronic pain.

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