NASCAR Driver Dick Trickle Took His Own Life In A North Carolina Cemetery Today

  • Eric Goldschein

The web roundup for Thursday, May 16. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. See anything that should be on SportsGrid? Send it to

1. Trickle, 71, died of a self-inflicted gunshot.

A sad ending for the NASCAR veteran. Here’s a video of him smoking while racing. [CBS Sports]

2. The video making the rounds on the heels of Beckham’s retirement announcement.

Beckham bending it like Beckham against Greece. [YouTube]

3. How they traveled to NBA games back in the day.

If you think it’s rough now, wait until you read these stories. [Grantland]

4. Dirk Nowitzki plans to take a “huge pay cut.”

Anything for the ring/Chris Paul. [ESPN]

Not sports related, still important.

Venezuela is out of toilet paper; awesome hitchhiker dude no longer so awesome; the younger Tsarnaev left a note in the boat; people go through great pains to bring KFC to the Gaza Strip.

And finally, tonight…

Get pumped for Star Trek with this:

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