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Buck Baker

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Stock Car Racing

Buck Baker
Person

Hometown:  Richburg, South Carolina

Former NASCAR driver.

His accomplishments include:

  • 1956 NASCAR Grand National Champion
  • 1957 NASCAR Grand National Champion

    Page Sections
    Article Index
    Photographs
    Racing Record


    Article Index

    DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
    May 23, 2012NASCAR Media Conference: NASCAR Hall of Fame AnnouncementBrian France
    Brett Jewkes
    February 8, 2013NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Buck Baker (Part 4/5)Buddy Baker
    Susan Baker
    Jeff Gordon
    February 8, 2013NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Buck BakerBuddy Baker
    Susan Baker


    Photographs

    CARS in Miniature Buck Baker Chrysler Chrysler
    Photo ©2007 Bill Crittenden
    January 2007 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
    View photo of Buck Baker model - 1,333KB
    Buck Baker Chrysler Model Car Chrysler
    Built by Bob Deneen
    Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
    July 2010 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
    View photo of Buck Baker model - 3,894KB
    Buck Baker Chrysler Model Car Chrysler
    Built by Bob Deneen
    Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
    July 2010 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
    View photo of Buck Baker model - 4,153KB
    Buck Baker 1957 Chevrolet Model Car 1957 Chevrolet
    Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
    2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
    March 14, 2010
    View photo of Buck Baker model - 3,795KB
    Buck Baker 1957 Chevrolet Model Car 1957 Chevrolet
    Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
    2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
    March 14, 2010
    View photo of Buck Baker model - 3,512KB
    Buck Baker 1957 Chevrolet Model Car 1957 Chevrolet
    Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
    2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
    March 14, 2010
    View photo of Buck Baker model - 3,579KB
    Buck Baker 1957 Chevrolet Model Car 1957 Chevrolet
    Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
    2010 Indian Uprising Model Car Show
    Hosted by C.A.R.S. in Miniature
    August 1, 2010
    View photo of Buck Baker model - 3,432KB


    Racing Record

    Racing Record Notes

    Strictly Stock/Grand National/Winston Cup Career Statistics

    YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
    1949462020$50
    19764851380001$12,655

    Win List

    DateSeriesRaceTrack
    1952Grand NationalColumbia, South Carolina
    1953Grand NationalLanghorne, Pennsylvania
    1953Grand NationalColumbia, South Carolina
    1953Grand NationalDarlington, South Carolina
    1953Grand NationalAtlanta, Georgia
    1954Grand NationalWilson, North Carolina
    1954Grand NationalCharlotte, North Carolina
    1954Grand NationalMorristown, New Jersey
    1954Grand NationalLeHi, Arkansas
    1955Grand NationalNorth Wilkesboro, North Carolina
    1955Grand NationalCharlotte, North Carolina
    1955Grand NationalNorth Wilkesboro, North Carolina
    1956Grand NationalPhoenix, Arizona
    1956Grand NationalAtlanta, Georgia
    1956Grand NationalLanghorne, Pennsylvania
    1956Grand NationalRichmond, Virginia
    1956Grand NationalGreenville, South Carolina
    1956Grand NationalHillsboro, North Carolina
    1956Grand NationalMartinsville, Virginia
    1956Grand NationalAbbottstown, Pennsylvania
    1956Grand NationalSyracuse, New York
    1956Grand NationalMontgomery, Alabama
    1956Grand NationalColumbia, South Carolina
    1956Grand NationalCharlotte, North Carolina
    1956Grand NationalShelby, North Carolina
    1956Grand NationalWilson, North Carolina
    1957Grand NationalHillsboro, North Carolina
    1957Grand NationalWeaverville, North Carolina
    1957Grand NationalMartinsville, Virginia
    1957Grand NationalNew Oxford, Pennsylvania
    1957Grand NationalJacksonville, North Carolina
    1957Grand NationalNorfolk, Virginia
    1957Grand NationalWatkins Glen, New York
    1957Grand NationalColumbia, South Carolina
    1957Grand NationalShelby, North Carolina
    1957Grand NationalGreensboro, North Carolina
    1958Grand NationalHillsboro, North Carolina
    1958Grand NationalCharlotte, North Carolina
    1958Grand NationalGastonia, North Carolina
    1959Grand NationalGreenville, South Carolina
    1960Grand NationalMyrtle Beach, South Carolina
    1960Grand NationalDarlington, South Carolina
    1961Grand NationalHartsville, South Carolina
    1963Grand NationalGreenville, South Carolina
    1964Grand NationalValdosta, Georgia
    1964Grand NationalDarlington, South Carolina


    Race-by-Race Record

    DateSeriesRaceTrackMake#SponsorStartFinishStatusPointsEarnings
    April 11, 1976Winston CupRebel 500Darlington RacewayFord93Truxmore136RunningPE$3,670
    May 2, 1976Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet33Handy's Auto Transmission2334Out (Left Rear Axle Bearing)61/0$1,355
    May 8, 1976Winston CupMusic City 420Nashville SpeedwayChevrolet33Handy's Auto Transmission2616RunningPE$545
    May 16, 1976Winston CupMason-Dixon 500Dover International SpeedwayChevrolet33Smith Auto Parts3328Out (Broken Sway Bar)79/0$635
    July 4, 1976Winston CupFireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet18Excuse Lounge2436Out (Accident)55/0$830
    August 8, 1976Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet33Handy Transmission2916Running115/0$1,940
    September 6, 1976Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayChevrolet33Hadacol3417Running112/0$2,445
    October 10, 1976Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet59Hadacol3824Running91/0$1,235




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