Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said authorities received a call Thursday believed to be from Trickle.
He told authorities "there would be a dead body and it would be his."
They tried calling the number back, but no one answered.
The sheriff says Trickles body was near his pickup truck at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boger City, North Carolina.
Foul play is not suspected.
Trickle was 71 years old.