Buddy Baker had a legendary career in NASCAR and is honored and respected by all who know the sport. His career which spanned 36 years Derrius Guice Black Jersey , starting in 1959 and ending in 1994 made of Buddy a legend of motorsports. His career statistics are most impressive. Baker had a total of nineteen victories in his career. Add to that 43 second-place finishes, 58 third-place finishes and 52 fourth-place finishes. All this in 699 career races. His pal Da'Ron Payne Black Jersey , Richard Petty said of Baker that with any luck he would have won 50 races. His life time winnings were $3 ,635 Authentic Josh Doctson Jersey ,000 and this at a time when the purses were only a fraction of what they are today. At age fifty two shortly after a head injury Baker ended his career .
Buddy Baker started his career at the side of his legendary father, Buck Baker. He wasn't an overnight success. In fact Authentic Troy Apke Jersey , his first win came in his ninth season. His first win came at Charlotte in 1967 in a Ray Fox Dodge. He first won in a Ray Fox Dodge in 1967 at Charlotte. there was a point after eight seasons where Baker questioned if he would ever have a win. He would race more than 200 times before winning his first race.
You may say that 19 wins in 699 races is not that impressed. You may change your mind if you consider which races they were; he won four times at Charlotte, he had four wins at Talladega Authentic Geron Christian Jersey , then two more each at Darlington, Atlanta and Daytona and finally victories at Ontario Authentic Preston Smith Jersey , Michigan and Texas.
He was known to think that his best season was 1980. It was in that year that he won the Daytona 500 in a car prepared by Waddell Wilson. Fans called that impressive Olds the "Grey Ghost" because Baker drove it so fast it would seem to blend into the asphalt. He won the 500 that year at an average speed of 177 mph, a record that still holds today. Although he just had nineteen starts that year he managed to finish in the top 10 fully 10 times in 1980.
The 1980 Winston 500 was Baker's most memorable race. He managed two defeats a young Dale Earnhardt that year even though he had a nineteen second shortfall to make up. He took the lead with only two laps to go. He earned the esteem of all other drivers at that Winston 500. They were all amazed at his skills at drafting behind leading cars passing them all to gain a victory that had seemed elusive. Baker was modest in victory. He was certain that Dale Earnhardt could have beaten him if he had a little more experience at the time. Years later Baker estimated that in his eyes Earnhardt was the best that ever was behind the wheel.
It was in 1989 at the Coca-Cola 600 that he was seriously injured to the head. A large blood clot developed and had to be removed surgically. His career began to falter after that accident. He did recover and make seventeen more races but then ended his career for good after crashing in a qualifying lap in Atlanta. At age 52 Buddy Baker understood that his time at the top was over.
Baker still maintains ties to the sport as a consultant to Penske South Racing.
Scottish Wedding Invitations
If you are thinking of having a traditional Scottish wedding you will want everything that goes with it. People tend to associate Scottish weddings with historic castles Authentic Brandon Scherff Jersey , beautiful scenery, country dancing and some scotch whisky. But as well as getting your bagpipes and Scottish thistles in place you will also want to get some Scottish Wedding Invitations so that people can idea and feel of your wedding theme before it all takes place. You may be stuck for ideas for a Scottish wedding invitation so here are some of our top ideas to give your wedding invite that traditional Scottish flavour.
1. Scottish Thistle Wedding Invitation
Nothing quite bears the mark of Scotland like the Scottish thistle. So having this embellished on an invitation is the perfect to let your guests know that they are in for a traditional Scottish wedding and all the festivities that go with it. Having the thistle blend in as a background image is a good way to colour the invite without interfering with the text too much.
2. Tartan Wedding Invite
This must be the most obvious choice for a Scottish wedding invitation as tartan has its roots deep within Scottish history and tradition. Having the entire card in tartan might be a bit over the top so having a tartan border around the outside may be a lot more fitting. The great thing with tartan is that there are so many different styles Authentic Montae Nicholson Jersey , colours and patterns to choose from. You can even look up your family surname and find out if you have your own family tartan that could be put on the invite to personalise things a little bit more.
3. Scottish Castle Wedding Invitation
If you want an invite that is unique and Scottish then having a Scottish castle on the invite is a great way to get your wedding cards to stand out. Having a landmark building such as Edinburgh Castle on your design will add a real feel of Scotland with all its heritage and history. Having an outline border of the castle on a matt card with a slight texture such as linen will look really elegant. Finding the right artwork for the castle will be a lot more effective than just sticking a photo of a castle that looks odd. You want the castle to blend in with the invite and add to the Scottish effect.
4. Celtic Wedding Invitation
Celtic wedding invitations are great and have a really traditional feel to them for that classic look. Most good wedding retailers will offer Celtic wedding invites in a wide rane of styles and wonderful patterns.
5. Scottish Hillside
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