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Encyclopedia > Rich Bickle
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Richard Bickle Jr.
Born: May 13, 1961
Birthplace: Edgerton, Wisconsin
Awards: None
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Statistics
Car #, Team Unemployed
2001 NEXTEL Cup Position: 56th
Best Cup Position: 38th - 1999 (Winston Cup)
First Race: 1989 All Pro Auto Parts (Charlotte)
First Win: -
Last Win: -
Wins Top Tens Poles
0 3 0
All stats current as of August 2, 2005.

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Early career

Bickle was brought into the sport as a child, when he watched his father, Rich Sr., race throughout Wisconsin. The little Bickle began racing motocross at the tender age of five. After winning the 250cc championship when he was 16, he moved up to race stock cars at Jefferson Speedway, and won 230 races over the next few years at various short tracks. In 1986 he won 16 times competing against legends such as Alan Kulwicki, Rusty Wallace, and Dick Trickle. Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 420 km 500 km 17 42°30N to 47°3N 86°49W to 92°54W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ... A rider cornering during a motocross race in Australia Motocross is a form of motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits and is the widely considered the worlds most popular form of motorcycle racing. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alan Kulwicki (December 14, 1954 - April 1, 1993) was a Polish-American NASCAR driver. ... Rusty Wallace Rusty Wallace makes a tight turn during the Advance Auto Parts 500 at Martinsville Speedway. ... Dick Trickle (born October 27, 1941 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin) is an American auto racer. ...


ASA

In 1990, he made his debut in the American Speed Association, a Midwest-based racing organization based primarily in short tracks. He finished runner up to Johnny Benson in Rookie of the Year standings.(Ironically, Benson would take over Bickle's old Cup ride in 2000.) This article is about the year. ... The American Speed Association (ASA) was a sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States from 1968 until its demise in 2004 due to financial problems. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... In North American motor racing, particularly with regard to NASCAR, a short track is a racetrack of less than one mile (1. ... Johnny Benson, Jr. ... The Rookie of the Year award is given by a number of North American sports leagues to the top first-time professional athlete of the season. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


NASCAR Winston Cup

Bickle made his Winston Cup debut in 1989 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, in his self-owned, unsponsored #02 Buick. He finished 39th out of 42 cars after his engine expired 37 laps into the race. He made his first start in the Daytona 500 the next year when, once again driving his own underfunded Oldsmobile, and finished 28th, just five laps down. Bickle competed in 11 events over the next three years(leading one lap at Charlotte in 1993). 1994 marked a then career-high in terms of starts, driving ten races, most of them for Harry Melling. After years of limited starts, Bickle made the full-time jump to Cup in 1998, driving the #98 Thorn Apple Valley Ford Taurus for Cale Yarborough, replacing Greg Sacks who had been critically injured in an accident at Texas. Bickle had two top-five qualifying efforts and finished a career-best 4th at Martinsville. When the sponsorship went away, Bickle signed with Tyler Jet Motorsports to drive the #45 10-10-345 Lucky Dog Pontiac. It was an up-and-down year for Bickle and the team; Bickle posted top-10s at the Pontiac Excitement 400 and the Pocono 500. However he had trouble[qualfiying for races, and after the Pepsi Southern 500 at Darlington, he was released from the team. Bickle drove some for Melling Racing that year. In 2000, Bickle did substitute duty for Joe Bessey's team, and drove one race for Morgan-McClure Motorsports the following year, in addition to driving once for Midwest Transit Racing. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, and China by General Motors Corporation. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The final Oldsmobile Logo, an update of the Rocket theme used in various forms since 1948, debuted in the mid-1990s until the final Olds rolled off the line in 2004. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... The 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 20 and ended on Sunday November 13. ... The 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 8 and ended on Sunday November 8. ... The Ford Taurus (from Latin bull) is a mid-size car sold by the Ford Motor Company in North America. ... William Caleb Cale Yarborough (born March 27, 1939 in Timmonsville, South Carolina, near the Famous Darlington Raceway), is a former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... Greg Sacks(born November 3, 1952, in Mattiuck, New York, is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver. ... Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in Justin, Texas, which is within Denton County, Texas. ... Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation-owned NASCAR stock car racing track located in Martinsville, Virginia. ... MB2/MBV Motorsports (founded in 1996) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series team based in Concord, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. ... AT&T Inc. ... This article concerns the automobile; for the Native American leader, see Chief Pontiac. ... The Pocono 500 is the first of two stock car races held at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, on the NASCAR Nextel Cup schedule, the other being the Pennsylvania 500. ... The Dodge Charger 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina. ... Darlington Raceway is a race track built for NASCAR racing located near Darlington, South Carolina. ... The 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 13 and ended on Sunday November 20. ... Look up substitute in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Joe Bessey is a former NASCAR owner/driver. ... The #4 car that will be run in 2006 Morgan-McClure Motorsports(formed in 1983) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series team. ... Midwest Transit Racing was a former NASCAR Winston Cup Series team owned and operated by Hal Hicks and Mike Witter. ...


NASCAR Busch Series

Bickle has found considerably more success in the lower levels of NASCAR than he has in Winston Cup. He made his Busch Series debut in 1993 at Atlanta, finishing 27th with engine faliure, the same race where Shawna Robinson won her first pole position. Bickle's best season in the Busch Series was 1994, where won one pole and had four top-10 finishes in a limited schedule. In 2001, he made his first full-time run in the Busch Series, driving the #59 Kingsford Chevy, and competed in 27 events before he was released. He has run only one Busch Series race since then. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... Shawna Robinson (born November 30, 1964 in Des Moines, Iowa) is a NASCAR driver. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... Kingsford is a suburb in Sydney, Australia, that falls under the authority of Randwick council. ... Chevrolet, or Chevy, is a brand of automobile that is now part of the General Motors group. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel...


NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

Bickle began racing in the Craftsman Truck Series in 1996 for Petty Enterprises, winning two poles, having 9 top-10 finishes and wound up a solid 11th in points. For 1997, he switched to the #17 Diehard Chevrolet owned by Darrell Waltrip Motorsports, and the combination was an instant success. Bickle started four races on the pole position(winning three of them), and when the checkered flag fell on the season, he was second in championship points. Since then he has run a limited schedule in the trucks, the most starts he's had in a season since then is twelve in 2003. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series logo The Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series logo The Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Petty Enterprises is a NASCAR racing team based in Randleman, North Carolina. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Diehard is a premium brand of automotive battery marketed by Sears Holdings Corporation. ... Chevrolet, or Chevy for short, is a brand of automobile, now a division of General Motors. ... Darrell Waltrip Motorsports is a NASCAR team that is owned and operated by three-time Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Personal

Bickle is single. However, he is a diehard Green Bay Packers fan and follows them whenever he can. He also likes riding his Harley-Davidson, restoring and building hot rods and adding to his antique beer can collection. Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Logo on a 2003 Harley Davidson The Harley-Davidson Motor Company (NYSE: HDI) is a manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... For the Transformers character, see Hot Rod (Transformers). ... Antique can stand for any of several things: An antique is an object, often furniture or any other domestic item, that is highly valued because of its age, or because it belongs to a specific time period. ... ...


Sources

  • Racing reference
  • NASCAR.com

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RacingWisconsin.com (558 words)
Bickle who captured the NSTC title in 1990 under the former Artgo banner, will be making his first appearance at Rockford Speedway as a competitor since 1992 and for the first time racing with the Champion Racing Series (CRA), when he qualifies for the Chicago International Trucks 200, on Saturday afternoon September 23rd.
Bickle who won the annual fall event back in 1986, will compete in Sunday’s Wisconsin 100 Super Late Model event, via of capturing the event’s $5000 first prize, against many of the top Midwest drivers and racing legend Dick Trickle.
Bickle will be returning to the Lacrosse Fairground Speedway and Octoberfest for the first time in over a decade.
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