American racing driverDied when: 83 years 41 days (997 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
Elzie Wylie Baker Sr. (March 4, 1919 – April 14, 2002), better known as Buck Baker, was an American stock car racer.Born in Richburg, South Carolina, Baker began his NASCAR career in 1949 and won his first race three years later at Columbia Speedway.
Twenty-seven years later, Baker retired after the 1976 National 500.During his NASCAR Cup Series career, Baker won two championships, 46 races and 45 pole positions, as well as recorded 372 top-tens.
In 1957, he became the first driver to win two consecutive championships in the series.Between 1957 and 1959 Baker competed in the NASCAR Convertible Division.
From 1972 to 1973, he competed in the Grand National East Series, where he recorded five top-tens in twelve races.On May 23, 2012, it was announced that he would be inducted into the 2013 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame on February 8, 2013.