Buddy Baker

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Birthday
25, 1941
Birthplace
Charlotte, NC
Death Date
Aug 10, 2015 (74)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
25, 1941
Birthplace
Charlotte, NC
Death Date
Aug 10, 2015 (74)

About

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.

Before Fame

He made his NASCAR debut in 1959.

Trivia

His victory at the 1980 Daytona 500 became the fastest run in the race's storied history.

Family Life

He was born Elzie Wylie Baker, Jr. and his father was two-time NASCAR Champion Buck Baker.

Associated With

He won the Daytona 500 in 1980, one year after Richard Petty did so in 1979. Petty later won the race again in 1981.