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Baker, Elzie Wylie (Buck)

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Born: 1919 AD
Died: 2002 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Race Drivers

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American racecar driver.

 

1919 - Born on the 4th of March in Richburg, South Carolina.

 

1939 - Entered his first race in Greenville, South Carolina.

 

1953 - Won in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

 

1956-1957 - He won back-to-back of the Grand National (now Nextel Cup) Championship.

 

1960 - He got to won again in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

 

1964 - Elzie Wylie Baker won the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

 

1967 - Baker switched to NASCAR's Grand American division, where he was also very successful.

 

1976 - opened up the Buck Baker Racing School.

 

1982 - National Motorsports Press Association's Hall of Fame.

 

1998 - He was named one of the NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers.

 

2002 - Buck Baker died on 14th of April at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N. Carolina.

 

 

 


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