In 1957 he became the first driver to win two consecutive championships in the series. In 1967 Baker switched to NASCAR's Grand American division where he was also very successful. 602 mph (285.
Twenty-three years later Baker retired after the 1976 National 500. During his NASCAR Strictly Stock (now Sprint Cup Series) career Baker won two championships 46 races and 45 pole positions as well as recorded 372 top-tens. (March 4 1919 - April 14 2002) better known as Buck Baker was an American racing driver.