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During his career, Baker won nineteen races including the 1980 Daytona 500, NASCAR’s most prestigious race. His victory remains the fastest Daytona 500 ever run, with an average speed of 177.602 mph (285.809 km/h).
Baker driving at Pocono Raceway in 1985
Baker is one of nine drivers to have won a Career Grand Slam, by winning the sport’s four majors – the Daytona 500, Aaron’s 499, Coca-Cola 600, and the Southern 500.; Richard Petty, David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Kevin Harvick are the other eight to have accomplished the feat. He is the only one of the eight to not win the championship.
He generally raced part-time, competing in every race in only three seasons. He owned a car with Danny Schiff from 1985 to
Baker helped run the Buck Baker Racing School with his brother for a number of years.
Baker was the first driver to exceed the 200 mph mark on March 24,
Information courtsey of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Baker