The late Dick Trickle's career

Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle found dead of an apparent self-inflicted

gunshot wound, according to Lincoln County (N.C.) police.

Dick Trickle

PHOENIX, AZ - NOVEMBER 5: Dick Trickle gets ready to start his engine at the Autoworks 500. Dick Trickle made his debut driving for Miller High Life at the age of 48. He was voted Rookie of the Year by NASCAR. (Photo by Racing Photo Archives/Getty Images)

QCONCORD, NC - OCTOBER 13: Dick Trickle (C) receives the Bobby Isaac Memorial Award from Humpy Wheeler(R), President and General Manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway, prior to the NASCAR Busch Series Dollar General 300 on October 13, 2006 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carloina. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Dick Trickle (C) receives the Bobby Isaac Memorial Award from Humpy Wheeler(R), President and General Manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway.

10 Feb 1999: Dick Trickle #13 poses for a studio portrait during the Daytona 500 Speedweek in Daytona, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire /Allsport

Dick Trickle #13 poses for a studio portrait during the Daytona 500 Speedweek in Daytona, Florida.

19 Apr 2002: Dick Trickle, driver of the #91 Evenham Motorsports Dodge Intrepid R/T, stands next to his ride during qualifying for the Aaron's 499 at Talledega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images

Dick Trickle, driver of the #91 Evenham Motorsports Dodge Intrepid R/T, stands next to his ride during qualifying for the Aaron's 499 at Talledega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama.

Dick Trickle sits in his car before the start of a NASCAR race.

10 Feb 1999: Dick Trickle #13 drives on the track during the NASCAR Daytona 500 Speedweek- Winston Cup Series at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida.

Dick Trickle #13 drives on the track during the NASCAR Daytona 500 Speedweek- Winston Cup Series at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida.

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