Dick Trickle

Stock Car Racing Driver

Richard "Dick" Trickle is a retired American race car driver. He raced for decades around the short tracks of Wisconsin, winning many championships along the way. Trickle has competed in the ASA, ARTGO, ARCA, All Pro, IMCA, NASCAR, and USAC. In more than an estimated 2,200 races, Trickle has logged one million laps and has won around 1,000 feature races. He was billed as the winningest short track driver in history.… Read More

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1941 Birth Born on October 27, 1941.


1958 16 Years Old He raced that car at the end of the 1958 season and throughout the 1959 season, after which time he built a 1956 Ford into a race car using all of the knowledge that he had acquired. … Read More
1961 19 Years Old Trickle married Darlene in 1961. … Read More


1966 24 Years Old A turning point in Trickle's career happened at the National Short Track Championship race at Rockford Speedway in 1966. … Read More
1967 25 Years Old Trickle started the 1967 season by winning at State Park Speedway and ended the season with 25 feature victories including wins at Wisconsin Dells Speedway (now Dells Raceway Park) and Golden Sands Speedway (near Wisconsin Rapids).
1971 29 Years Old He toured on the Central Wisconsin Racing Association (CWRA) tracks in 1971. … Read More


1972 30 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Trickle's career highlights include racing to 67 wins in 1972, winning seven ARTGO Championships in nine years between 1979 and 1987, winning back to back ASA AC-Delco Challenge championships in 1984 and 1985, the 1968 USAC Stock Car rookie of the year, and winning the 1989 NASCAR Rookie of the Year award in the Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) series. … Read More
1973 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Trickle won numerous special events outside of Wisconsin in 1973, including a 200-lap feature at Rolla, Missouri in April, followed by winning a 50-lap feature the following day at I-70 Speedway near Odessa, Missouri. … Read More
1974 32 Years Old Sanctioning bodies put in a weight-per-cubic-inch rule, and Trickle's career had problems in 1974 and 1975. "Fords almost broke me. … Read More


1982 40 Years Old In 1982, Trickle won track championship at State Park Speedway in Wausau where he started out the season by winning the first two features and seven total. … Read More
Trickle started racing out of state a lot more in 1983.
1984 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Trickle won ASA races at Coeburn, Virginia and Cayuga, Ontario in 1984, as well as the Red, White, and Blue state championship series at WIR and the Slinger Nationals at Slinger. … Read More
1989 47 Years Old In 1989 Trickle made his full schedule debut driving the No. 84 Miller High Life Buick for Stavola Brothers Racing. … Read More
1990 48 Years Old In 1990, he won the Winston Open (now the NASCAR Sprint Showdown) in the No. 66 TropArtic Pontiac. … Read More
1991 49 Years Old In the middle of the 1991 season he went to drive the No. 24 Team III Racing Pontiac. … Read More


1992 50 Years Old In 1992 he teamed up once again with the Stavola Brothers, driving the No. 8 Snickers Ford.
1993 51 Years Old In 1993 he drove the No. 75 Carolina Pottery Ford for Butch Mock Motorsports and then the No. 41 Manheim Auctions Chevy for Larry Hedrick Motorsports. … Read More
1997 55 Years Old Trickle even made fun of his lack of success in NASCAR's top-level series in a 1997 TV commercial for NAPA Auto Parts.
2001 59 Years Old Through the 2000s, Trickle continued to race in occasional events in Wisconsin, including the 2001 and 2007, Slinger Nationals at Slinger Super Speedway and in the ASA Midwest Tour. … Read More


2013 71 Years Old 1 More Event
A tribute was held for Trickle at the July 2013 Slinger Nationals race with his family telling stories about his career. … Read More
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