Former NASCAR driver nicknamed "Leadfoot" who won nineteen races during his career. He later became a broadcaster for SiriusXM and was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
He made his NASCAR debut in 1959.
His victory at the 1980 Daytona 500 became the fastest run in the race's storied history.
He was born Elzie Wylie Baker, Jr. and his father was two-time NASCAR Champion Buck Baker.
He won the Daytona 500 in 1980, one year after Richard Petty did so in 1979. Petty later won the race again in 1981.