Baker, Elzie Wylie

Born: Mar 04, 1919 AD
Died: 2002 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Race Drivers

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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