In desperation, the Trickles turned to Lonnie Hammargren, Nevada's lieutenant governor and a neurosurgeon who honed his aggressive tactics while treating brain wounds as an Army surgeon in Vietnam.
On bad days, Trickle silently fights fevers, pneumonia and infections.
Each time, they would leave Trickle with the same message, like they would if he had just won a NASCAR race.
Deep inside he knows the dreams he had of Chris becoming a big-time race car driver like Chuck's brother, NASCAR Winston Cup racer Dick Trickle, have been shattered.
In the win-at-all-costs world of race car driving, Trickle stood out as a genuinely nice guy.