Buck Baker (Elzie Wylie Baker)

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Richburg, South Carolina, USA
Named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers in 1998, Buck Baker won 46 races and was a two-time champion in NASCAR's top division. He entered 636 races in his career, including NASCAR's first "strictly-stock" (now Winston Cup) race at Charlotte in 1949.

He won the 1956 NASCAR championship while driving for Carl Kiekhaefer, one of the first multi-car owners in NASCAR history. In 1957, he drove for Bud Moore and won his second championship, becoming the first driver to win back-to-back championships. Read more...


Character: Himself - Driver #41

ABC's Wide World of Sports 1961