I knew the well-named Lake Speed a little bit when he raced Winston Cup in the '90s, and I've met Indy-car driver Scott Speed. IRL driver Will Power (whom I never met) and drag-racing legend John Force (whom I have met) are others with powerful names.
But they'll never hold a candle to Dick Trickle, a good guy and a driver I know fairly well. The last time I talked to Dick was in 2007, when I was updating the Dale Earnhardt book.
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