14th rank in background with 38 rods in his 700 job starts. He’d 202 top- fives -10s.
He completed having a greatest of fifth in 1977 five occasions within the top-10 within the rankings. He competed primarily for his family group in the beginning of his profession after which for all vehicle homeowners, including Cotton Owens Ray Monk, Richard Petty Bud Moore the Timber Brothers.
Baker was the driver when he made it happen at Talladega Superspeedway in 1970 to exceed 200 mph on the shut program.
Baker has stayed active in the activity, operating race telecasts For That then and Nashville Community co- two evenings hosting a radio display per week on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Baker declared he could be instantly making the community and had lung cancer September 7. Friday morning, the community introduced his death.
“I’m right with The Man upstairs,” Baker told The Charlotte Observer in a July 27 story. “If I feared death, I never would have driven a race car.”