When I saw all those other drivers, I realized that they wanted to win that money just as much as I did. But I didn’t have to worry. A tire came off my car and I was lucky I got it off the track.
Those youngsters go out there and set a record and clinch the pole position. But what do you do if you wreck your car. That record doesn't spend too well.
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|Birth:||4th March, 1919|
|Death:||14th April, 2002|
Buck Baker was born in Richburg, South Carolina. He was an American racing driver. He began his NASCAR career in 1949 and won his first race three years later at Columbia Speedway. Twenty-three years later, Baker retired after the 1976 National 500. He died in Charlotte, North Carolina at the age of 83. During his NASCAR Strictly Stock career, Baker won two championships, 46 races and 45 pole positions, as well as recorded 372 top-tens. In 1957, he became the first driver to win two consecutive championships in the series. On May 23, 2012, it was announced that he would be inducted into the 2013 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame on February 8, 2013.
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