Victoria Trickle is daughter of the retired NASCAR driver Richard “” Trickle, who was found dead beside his pickup truck on May 16, 2013 from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, leaving a suicide note, he was 71 years old.
Trickle was a fan favorite in NASCAR, often smoking cigarettes while he raced. He married Darlene Trickle in May 1961 and had three children: 50-year-old Tod Allen Trickle, 41-year-old Chad Trickle, and 51-year-old Victoria Trickle.
Victoria Ann Trickle, was born December 02, 1961, she is now named Vicky Trickle Bowman, is ’s eldest child and only daughter. Victoria graduated in 1980 from Lincoln High School, Wisconsin Rapids, she was once her father’s personal assistant and managed his fan page being the Trickle Fan Club President.
Vicky Trickle Bowman got married to her beloved husband John Bowman, 51, in May, 198, the couple has two grown up children Nicole (b. Dec. 25, 1984) and Luke (b. 1986). The family lives in North Carolina.
Victoria Trickle Bowman is no stranger to tragedy, on August 16th, 2001 her beautiful daughter Nicole Ann Bowman was just 16 when she was killed in a crash along Highway 73, east of Lincolnton. Nicole was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, the same cemetery her grandfather took his life almost 12 years later.
Here is how that sad news was reported back then..
Thursday evening, August 16th, 2001, 16-year-old junior Nicole Bowman, was on her way home from volleyball practice with her brother Luke Bowman, 14, a freshman and soccer player at East Lincoln High school.
She stopped for gas at East Lincoln Minimart, a gas station and convenience store six miles west of the school. As she pulled onto N.C. 73, she was hit on the driver’s side by a pickup truck traveling east, highway patrol officers said and was killed in the car collision.
The driver of the truck, Dan James Farnsworth, suffered minor injuries. Police say he won’t be charged in the incident. Her brother was taken to Lincoln Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition Friday morning.
Nicole is the daughter of Vicky & John Bowman, and the granddaughter of NASCAR driver Trickle, who also lives in Iron Station, NC. Nicole was well-known at the school for excellence in academics as well as athletics. The honors student played volleyball, basketball and softball for the school.
Vicky’s beloved father actually called the police before shooting himself and told them “there would be a dead body and it would be his”. His body was found at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boger City, North Carolina, 30 miles west of Charlotte.