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Dick Trickle will be remembered as a character -- and as a winner. Trickle, who died Thursday at the age of 71 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, was not particularly successful in a Sprint Cup-level career that covered more than 300 races, but his wins elsewhere were -- literally -- incalculable. Some observers say Trickle won more than 1,000 feature races over a career that found him racing in practically every stock car series and in thousands of Saturday night short-track shows. In a sport that celebrates long careers, Trickle was a lifer. He was named the Cup series' Rookie of the Year in 1989 (Jimmy Fennig, now Carl Edwards' crew chief, was Trickle's at that time) at 48 -- a rookie at an age when most other athletes in other endeavors are retired. He drove in 303 Cup races without a win, finishing third five times. However, in a sport that often seems to have an assembly line producing great characters, Trickle was near the front of the grid. Long after many other drivers and Cup series competitors had given up smoking, Trickle was a devoted cigarette man. He often held court with fellow drivers and friends at the back of a transporter or leaning against his car, a cup of coffee in one hand and a cigarette -- always a Marlboro, oddly, not the Winstons of series sponsor RJ Reynolds -- in the other. He could spin a tale with the best of them, particularly about his days racing against what he jokingly called "criminals and thieves" on Midwestern short tracks. Born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc., he raced anywhere and everywhere, crossing paths with the top drivers of NASCAR when they made occasional runs at backwater short tracks and instantly earning their respect. He later got his chance to race them regularly, driving a few races in Cup in the 1980s before he got a full-time ride in 1989 with the Stavola Brothers team, where he earned the Rookie of the Year title. He later drove Cup cars for Bud Moore and Junie Donlavey. Trickle raced for the final time in Cup in 2002. He drove 158 Nationwide races, winning twice (1997 and 1998) in that series when it was sponsored by Busch beer. In Victory Lane after winning the first time, he asked, "I get free beer, right?" Asked in a 2011 SPEED interview how he wanted to be remembered, Trickle said, "I don't know ... I just want to be who I am ... and satisfied that I had a great career. I'm happy with it. I think I made a lot of friends. I'm very glad of the people I had working for me and helping me, my fans, and my family. I was real lucky to be able to do that."

Edwards All-Star weekend conjures memories of 2011 win

Carl Edwards has been all over the headlines leading up to Saturday nights NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Edwards has had his name in the headline for good reasons this year after a miserable 2012 season that saw him miss the Sprint Chase and fail to find victory lane. Some attribute the failed 2012 season of Edwards to his narrow loss of the 2011 NASCAR...

Edwards takes All-Star pole spot

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Carl Edwards wins pole for Sprint All-Star race, full starting lineup and race info

credit: getty images Carl Edwards will start the Sprint All-Star race from the pole position. A total of 19 drivers qualified for the event with three additional drivers to be determined via the fan vote and the results of the Sprint Showdown which will be run earlier Saturday night. The qualifying for the All-Star race featured “wide open pit speed” which saw drivers peel off...

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race line, green flag and streaming info

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Biffle, Edwards, Stenhouse to run Fastenal paint schemes at Charlotte

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Sprint All-Star Race From Charlotte Starting Lineup

Carl Edwards won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race from Charlotte with a time of 111.297 seconds. Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch, and Joey Logano round out the top five starting positions. The event will be live on SPEEDTV at 9 PM EST. Pos # Driver Team Time 1 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 111.297 2 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row/Sealy Chevrolet...
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