Is Buddy Baker Living or Dead?

Has racecar driver Buddy Baker died? Or is he still alive?

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Buddy Baker is ...

Born 25 Jan 1941 in Florence
Died 10 Aug 2015
Age74 years, 6 months
Buddy Baker
Buddy Baker
A replica or possible original 1969 w:Dodge Daytona driven by w:Buddy Baker.

About Buddy Baker

Elzie Wylie "Buddy" Baker Jr. (January 25, 1941 – August 10, 2015) was an American NASCAR driver and sports commentator.


Baker resigned effective immediately on July 7, 2015 due to inoperable lung cancer, stating "Do not shed a tear. Give a smile when you say my name". He died on August 10, 2015 at his home in Catawba County, North Carolina. During the August 2015 race weekend at Michigan International Speedway, all three NASCAR series honored Baker by placing stickers on their cars side to remember the legacy that Baker had left behind.