Dick Trickle poses with his Mercury racing car at Daytona International Speedway in February Trickle died Thursday, May of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, a North Carolina sheriff's office said. The chilling call legendary NASCAR Dick Trickle made to a hapless operator before he ended his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound was released today. Went to a Bristol race years ago Saturday night we went walking around the campgrounds and stumbled upon Trickle's party. One of the guys in our group knew a friend of Dick's. He welcomed all of us in like he'd known us for years. Free reign on the 8 coolers of beer as well!