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Funeral Service Information for Buddy Baker Released

Funeral service information has been released for former Sprint Cup Series driver and broadcaster Buddy Baker. Baker passed away on Monday at the age of 74 after a short battle with lung cancer.

The funeral will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. ET. at Avondale Presbyterian Church at 2821 Park Rd. in Charlotte, N.C., and will be conducted by Rev. John Earles.

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Baker’s burial will take place at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte. Donations and flowers may be sent to the Humane Society of Iredell at 110 Robinson Rd. in Mooresville, N.C., 28117.

Baker was one of the most well-known drivers in the NASCAR industry. Capturing the 1980 Daytona 500 victory, he also became the first driver to run over 200 mph. in NASCAR at Talladega Superspeedway. He would go on to score 19 career victories, including four at the 2.66-mile oval.

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After retiring, Baker did not stop showing his love for racing. He became a television commentator for races on TNN and CBS. In 2007, Baker joined SiriusXM NASCAR Radio when the station began. In 1998, he was named as one of the 50 greatest drivers in the history of NASCAR.

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