It was the only NASCAR race on that track in 1956 and Buck Baker won the race ... That’s kind of interesting because I wanted to have the ’56 Chevy be the car he was driving at the climax of the story, so I had to work the whole timing of the story around that.
He considered himself fortunate to race against Buck Baker, Lee Petty, Cotton Owens, Tim and Fonty Flock as well as many NASCAR greatsMore quotes »
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CUP: Fifth Hall Class – Who’s Favored?
Fireball Roberts, one of NASCAR’s early superstars and a Cup Series winner 33 times, will be elected this year. He tied with Buck Baker for the fifth spot last year, with Baker winning on a second ballot. Among other top vote-getters who did not win election from SPEED.com: NASCAR Read more »
NASCAR - Sprint Cup - Bojangles' Southern 500 Preview
mph 1956 Curtis Turner, Ford, 95.167 mph 1955 Herb Thomas, Chevrolet, 92.789 mph 1954 Herb Thomas, Hudson, 95.027 mph 1953 Buck Baker, Oldsmobile, 92.881 mph 1952 Fonty Flock, Oldsmobile, 74.513 mph 1951 Herb Thomas, Hudson, 76.907 mph 1950 Johnny Mantz, Plymouth, from Miami Herald Read more »
Post-Acceleration Weekend, NASCAR Hall of Fame Revs Up with Three New Themed Exhibits
replica built by the Wood Brothers of the No. 21 Ford Galaxie driven by Tiny Lund to win the 1963 Daytona 500. Symbolizing Buck Baker’s 46 career wins, his No. 87 Oldsmobile is featured, which is also considered one of the most original surviving stock cars from NASCAR Hall of Fame Read more »
Soirée de gala pour la quatrième promotion du Hall of Fame
Baker, Cotton Owens, Herb Thomas, Leonard Wood et Rusty Wallace y ont été intronisés. Cinq hommes, cinq profils différents, une même passion la NASCAR. Un coureur légendaire, un mécanicien de génie, un pionnier parmi les propriétaires, le premier double champion from Flagworld Read more »