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Name: Buddy Baker  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 4th January 1918
Place of Birth: Springfield, Missouri, USA
Profession: Composer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

For the American composer, see Buddy Baker (composer). For the DC Comics character, see Animal Man.

Buddy Baker
Born: January 25, 1941
Birthplace: Florence, South Carolina
Awards: Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
NASCAR Cup statistics
699 races run over 33 years.
Best Cup Position: 5th - 1977 (Winston Cup)
First Race: 1959 untitled race (Columbia Speedway)
Last Race: 1992 Winston 500 (Talladega)
First Win: 1967 National 500 (Charlotte)
Last Win: 1983 Firecracker 400 (Daytona)
Wins Top Tens Poles
19 699 38

Buddy Baker (born January 25, 1941 in Florence, South Carolina is a former American racecar driver.

Wylie "Buddy" Baker, Jr. is the son of Buck Baker (1919-2002), a two time winner of the NASCAR Championship and a Hall of Fame member. Buddy Baker began his career in NASCAR racing in 1959. In 1970 he became the first driver to ever exceed 200 mph on a closed racecourse.

Buddy Baker appears in the 1968 Elvis Presley movie, Speedway.

During his career, Buddy Baker won nineteen races including the 1980 Daytona 500, his sport's most prestigious race. He retired from racing in 1991 and became a television commentator for NASCAR races.

In 1997, Buddy Baker joined his father as an inductee in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Alabama.

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