Buck Baker was a professional NASCAR racing driver. Baker died on April 14, 2002, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Baker was born on March 4, 1919, in Richburg, South Carolina. This page examines Buck Baker’s net worth.Image Credit: Derivative work by Thumperward File:Wiki letter w.svg: Jarkko Piiroinen
Buck Baker raced in a total of 635 NASCAR cup races over a 26 year cup career, with 46 wins, 372 top tens, and 45 poles. Baker’s best cup position was 1st (1956 in NASCAR; 1957 in NASCAR). Baker began NASCAR cup racing with the 1949 NASCAR Strictly Stock Series 1949 NASCAR Strictly Stock Series Race 1 (Charlotte Speedway). Baker’s last cup race was the 1976 NASCAR Winston Cup Series National 500 (Charlotte Motor Speedway), and last cup win was the 1964 in NASCAR Southern 500 (Darlington Raceway).
Baker is best known for these top achievements: 1956 Sprint Cup Series List of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions, 1957 Sprint Cup Series List of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions, 1952 NASCAR Speedway Division NASCAR Speedway Division Champion, 1953 Southern 500, 1960 NASCAR Grand National Series, 1964 Southern 500 (1950-2004) Winner, Led Sprint Cup Series in wins in 1956 and 1957, and Led Sprint Cup Series in poles in 1956 and 1957.
Baker has won several awards, including being Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998), Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (1998), and NASCAR Hall of Fame (2013).
NASCAR practically has two salary tracks. One one hand, there are top drivers, who bring in millions anually via prize money, bonuses, and sponsorships. Meanwhile, the rest of the drivers get a lot less. Development drivers can earn as little as 5 figures. Better known drivers, meanwhile, bring in between $200,000 and $500,000, with a base salary in addition to either a cut of their prize money or a success bonus.
So what was NASCAR driver Buck Baker’s net worth at the time of death? Our estimate for Buck Baker’s net worth at death is:
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