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Chris Trickle was a NASCAR driver who was murdered in an unsolved drive-by shooting. He was the nephew of NASCAR driver Dick Trickle.
Chris began racing in motorcycles when he was eight years old. He had two track championships by the time he was fifteen. He then drove in a national touring series.
The successes of early 90s
Trickle turned to stock cars in 1990. He was the 1992 rookie of the year in the late models at the 3/8 mile track at Las Vegas Speedway Park. He finished third in the season points with 3 wins in 18 events.
He had 10 wins, 14 poles, and 12 Top-10 finished in 23 events and finished second in the 1993 Southern California Sportsman Series (late models).
In 1994 Trickle had 8 wins, 20 poles, and 18 Top-10 finishes in 29 races in his late model.
In 1995 he competed at two levels. He had 16 wins and 24 poles in 32 races in his late model. He also competed in 13 races in the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series (Southwest Series), and he had one pole and one Top-10 finish.
In 1996 he competed exclusively in the Southwest Series, and with 4 races left he had 1 win and 7 Top-10 finishes in 14 races.
Moving to gain National attention
Trickle gained national level reputation while appearing on the NASCAR Winter Heat series on TNN and ESPN2. He raced in late models, the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series, and NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series during the series.
He competed in the #70 car.Trickle was scheduled to join the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 1997.
The Tragic Incidence
On 9 February 1997 Trickle left his home in Las Vegas around 9pm to play tennis with a friend at a lighted court. As he drove over the freeway, a car drove alongside and fired shots into his car hitting him in the head. Chris' story was featured on America's Most Wanted.
Trickle died from his wounds on 25 March 1998, 409 days after the shooting. At the time of the shooting, Nevada law limited murder prosecution to one year and one day.
His father Chuck returned to racing afterwards and became the 2003 Super Late Model Champion at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and still actively races. Trickle was succeeded in the Star Nursery team's Southwest Tour car by Kurt Busch, who won the 1999 Southwest Tour Championship with the team.
For Chuck and Barb Trickle, life continues. But it does not go on. Their lives are still consumed by their love for their son, Chris.
It has now been nearly 650 days since Chris Trickle passed away, and an additional 462 days since the popular racer was the victim of a yet unsolved shooting near his Las Vegas home on February 9, 1997.
Chris Trickle was one of the bright young stars on the west coast. A winner on the track, he was widely liked and respected by his fellow racers. He was the fan favorite wherever he raced. The reason was simple. He liked people and attracted them.
His smile was genuine, as was his sense of fair play in the heat of competition. And while you were talking with Chris Trickle, he made you feel like you were the most important person on earth. His family, race team, and friends were always tight-knit. But they were drawn ever closer by this tragedy.
Chris is still there for them - for all of them. He was there for his mom, his dad, and his race team when Chuck won his first main event at Las Vegas on the night before Fathers' Day and his 55th birthday. He was there a couple of months later when Chuck won a pair of main events on the same night.
He was there when the team picks up their trophy for finishing third in points at LVMS. That plaque was placed between the pair of third place awards Chris earned when he raced at LVMS. Chris was there when two integral parts of his race team, Brian and Deanna got married last May.
He will be there when they celebrate the birth of their first child next May. Chris is still there every day for his buddies, Calvin, Marshall, Jason, Marc, Greg, Kerry, and Big Lou. They will never forget him either. None of us will.