Buck Baker

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Birthday
4, 1919
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Apr 14, 2002 (83)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
4, 1919
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Apr 14, 2002 (83)

About

NASCAR Champion took part in its inaugural races, and finished among the all-time leaders in career starts and wins.

Before Fame

He became an adept driver while driving bootleg liquor through the Carolinas.

Trivia

He won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in 1952; four years later he had compiled 14 wins, two poles, and the Grand National Championship.

Family Life

His son Buddy Baker was also a great NASCAR driver, winning the 1980 Daytona 500 with a record time.

Associated With

He opened up Buck Baker Racing School after his retirement in 1976. Jeff Gordon eventually drove his first stock car at the school.