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Remembering Buddy Baker

  • September 20, 2015

Buddy Baker passed away August 20th, 2015. The first man to go 200 mph consistently around a closed loop with an average of just over 200! That might be what he is most remembered for, but he has a long storied carrier in NASCAR lasting three decades. He's a few kind words from NASCAR, and a few others, about the great man.

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2015/8/10/buddy-baker-dies-age-74-nascar.html

http://www.hotrod.com/news/1508-nascar-legend-buddy-baker-passes-away-at-age-74/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2015/08/10/buddy-baker-nascars-gentle-giant-dies--74--cancer/31399215/

Above is the original footage of Buddy Baker setting the 200MPH record at Talladega. He later ran 200.447 memorialized in that iconic photograph of Buddy smiling with his pit board propped up through the rear wing of #88. That actual pit board can be seen today at the Wellborn Musclecar Museum.

During the entire 45th Aero Warrior Reunion, we will be honoring the great Buddy Baker. Talladega Motor Speedway is allowing us TWO parade laps to honor Buddy Baker's life and NASCAR career, during the Alabama 500. Each participating car will also get a commemorative sticker for their car. A special block of tickets and seating also reserved for Aero Warrior Reunion participation. To order those be certain to reference Aero Warriors.

If you have not yet committed to the event, now is the time. We are expecting 100 cars and spots are filling fast!

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